Sinéad Finegan completed an M. Phil in Music and Media Technology from Trinity College, Dublin in 2011. She has a special interest in combining musical composition with other art forms, and explored the area of total art in a thesis composition whilst at Trinity College, which was funded by the Provost’s Visual and Performing Arts Fund. She has combined poetry and music in her compositions, including “Both Beautiful, one a Gazelle” based upon the poetry of Yeats, and a setting of Oscar Wilde’s elegiac poem “Requiescat” for the LGBT choral festival, Various Voices.
She is a recipient of the Annette Halpin Music Bursary from South Dublin County Council, for which she is composing a three-movement work for piano trio, inspired by literary themes. Her music has been performed at the Dublin Fringe Festival, the Hilltown New Music Festival and the Béal Festival of Music and Poetry, and a new composition for tuning forks was workshopped at New Music Dublin in the National Concert Hall in March 2013.
She is also a violinist, and holds both a diploma and licentiate in violin performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.