Eoin Mulvany was born and grew up in Kells Co. Meath, playing music and singing from a very young age. He studied Classical Guitar at DIT with Michael O’ Toole and Composition with Eibhlis Farrell and Gráinne Mulvey. In 2004 he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and Performance with first class honours, and during his studies there he performed with various ensembles including the DIT Guitar Quartet, the DIT Chamber Choir and Anúna. In 2001 he was awarded the prize for IMRO Young Irish Composer of the Future for his piece for solo piano “Poynt: After Monet”.
He went on to study Composition at St. Patrick’s College, DCU, with Rhona Clarke, and was awarded a Master’s Degree for his Portfolio/Thesis “Sound Synergy; Form, Fusion with Art and Architecture, and the influence of Iannis Xenakis on the Works of Eoin Mulvany” in 2008. While completing this course, he was awarded the Jerome Hynes/NCH prize for Young Composer of the Year in 2007 for his composition for flute and piano entitled “PX”.
Eoin Mulvany is currently a music teacher in Waltons School of Music, where he has been teaching since 2004. He is an active composer and arranger for various ensembles, and has had works performed in France, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy, the US, and Ireland. He is currently studying for his doctorate at DIT with Gráinne Mulvey, and is the Concorde student composer for this year. He is also an active member of New Dublin Voices under the direction of Bernie Sherlock.