Tom Lane

(b. 1984)
Eamonn B. Shanahan

Tom Lane is a Dublin-based composer. He studied composition at Balliol College Oxford, the Royal Academy of Music and the Berlin University of the Arts. He recently received his PhD in composition from University College Cork. He works frequently to create new music for dance, theatre and opera productions as well as new scores for instrumental and vocal ensembles. Tom has been commissioned to write music for the Banbha Quartet, Cantairí Óga Átha Cliath, Cork Opera House, John Scott Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Northern Ireland Opera, Cantairí Avondale, The Abbey Theatre, Kirkos Ensemble, Pipeworks Organ Festival, The Globe Theatre, The Almeida Theatre and The Ark Theatre. "The Wanderer", a new dance opera with music by Tom Lane, libretto by Jessica Traynor and choreography by John Scott was performed in Cork Opera House as part of the 2022 Cork Midsummer Festival. Recent work for theatre includes composition for the Abbey Theatre's 2022 production of "The Weir" directed by Caitríona McLaughlin, and the Olivier Award nominated "The Tragedy of Macbeth" at London's Almeida Theatre directed by Yaël Farber and starring Saoirse Ronan and James McArdle. In 2023 Tom's new work "Nocturne" received its premiere by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gavin Maloney as part of the CMC Composer Lab programme.