Irene Buckley

Irene Buckley
(b. 1978)

Irene Buckley
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Irene Buckley holds a BMus from University College Cork, and an MA in Music Technology from Queens University Belfast. She has attended the Bang on a Can Summer Institute of Music, Massachusetts, USA, the 14th International Young Composers Meeting in The Netherlands and the Ennis Composition Summer School.

Her work has been featured at various festivals, including the International Computer Music Conferences 2006 and 2007, Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and the Gaudeamus Music Week. Her piece Flu for flute and piano was premiered at Weill Recital hall, Carnegie Hall. She was a prize winner at the 14th International Young Composers Meeting in the Netherlands and was commissioned to write for the Dutch National Youth Orchestra.

Irene has been a resident composer with the Cork International Choral festival since 2004. In 2010 she was composer-in-residence at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris. She is currently completing a PhD in Composition at UCC, studying under John Godfrey.

Irene’s piece Stórr, for orchestra, was shortlisted for the TANSMAN 2010 8th International Competition of Musical Personalities Composers’ Competition and was performed by the Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland. The international jury consisted of Zygmunt Krauze, Louis Andriessen, Michael Nyman, Ana Lara, Hwang-Long Pan, Aaron Jay Kernis and Jose Manuel Lopez.

She is currently completing a PhD in Composition at UCC, studying under John Godfrey.

(biography © Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland)

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