“Io la Musica son, ch’ai dolci accenti So far tranquillo ogni turbato core…” (I am music, and with accents sweet Calm the troubled heart…)(Striggio)
Eibhlis Farrell is from Rostrevor in Co. Down and studied composition with Raymond Warren, Charles Wuorinen and Robert Moevs. She is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast and Bristol University, and has a doctorate from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Her works cover a wide range of media and have been performed and broadcast throughout Europe and America. She has represented Ireland at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers and has been guest composer at many international festivals and conferences. She has also recently been the recipient of an Arts Council of Northern Ireland artist’s residency in the Banff Centre, Canada, and the An Foras Feasa visiting fellowship at La Muse Artist Centre, France. In 2011 she received a Distinguished Alumna Award from Rutgers University which cited her outstanding contribution to music and music education.
Eibhlis Farrell is currently Head of Music and Creative Media, and Director of Ionad Taighde Ceoil, the Centre for Research in Music, at Dundalk Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts and a member of Aosdána, and has served as a member of the Toscaireacht.