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Sinead Finnegan

Sinéad completed her Masters in Music and Media Technology at Trinity College in 2011, where she studied with Linda Buckley and Donnacha Dennehy. Through her work for Music Generation, Sinéad works with children from a young age, introducing them to music, and composing both with and for them. She has a special interest in combining music with other art forms, including theatre and poetry. Sinéad is also actively involved in environmentalism, which regularly informs her music. She is a recipient of the Annette Halpin Music Bursary from South Dublin County Council and the Provost's Fund for the Visual and Performing Arts at Trinity College. Her music has been played at the Dublin Theatre Festival, BÉAL Festival of Music and Poetry, the Burren Music Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, the Hilltown New Music Festival, Ortús Chamber Festival and New Music Dublin at the National Concert Hall. Sinéad is an active member of the Irish Composers' Collective and is represented by Ireland's Contemporary Music Centre.

Anne Marie O'Farrell

Composer Anne-Marie O’Farrell has received many awards for original composition. She holds a PhD in composition at Queen’s University, Belfast where she studied with Piers Hellawell, a first class honours MA in composition from the NUI Maynooth and an honours BA,BMus from UCD. She has composed for a variety of instrumental and vocal media, and her compositions are featured on the higher examination grades of conservatory syllabuses around the world. She lectures in composition at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and for three years she was Composer in Residence at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, funded by the Arts Council. Her works have been performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the BBC Singers, Chamber Choir Ireland, the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet and numerous international solo artists. She is the winner of the BBC Baroque Remixed composition competition with her orchestral work,Rann Dó Trí, which was conducted by Charles Hazlewood at London’s Roundhouse and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. She is regularly invited to give lecture recitals, workshops and masterclasses at festivals worldwide in addition to presenting regularly at international conferences and acting as jury member for competitions.

Sam Perkin

"The 21st century is a very exciting time to be a composer. So much is possible. That being said, there is something incomparably unique about working with musicians who have dedicated their lives to mastering their chosen instrument. It is truly inspiring to work with such remarkable human beings in exploring the boundless possibilities of music" -  Sam Perkin


Sam Perkin is an Irish composer who has composed for leading orchestras, ensembles and soloists such as The Irish Chamber Orchestra, The Fidelio Trio and Miranda Cuckson. The extent to which Sam likes to explore the boundless possibilities of music can be seen in his recent compositions for Orchestra with Whale Sounds, Orchestra with Sign Language, and Strings with Body Percussion.

Amy Rooney

Amy Rooney is a composer and violinist from Co. Down. Her works show a particular interest in the generation of microrhythms, investigating whether the pursuit of such minute inflections is best achieved through mathematically exact scores or a more improvisational approach. Many of her scores employ the use of aleatoric procedures as a means of creating dense rhythmic textures. Amy’s music has been played by various soloists and ensembles including the JACK Quartet, the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, the Delmege Quartet, Concorde, Kirkos, the Hard Rain Ensemble, Mary Dullea, Robert Plane and Joanne Quigley among others. Amy is currently completing a PhD in Composition at Queen's University Belfast.

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