From Donegal, born 1984. Living in County Armagh.
Masters in Composition and Bachelor of music (2007 and 2006 respectively) both from the University of Ulster.
Currently enrolled on a 3yr PhD at Queens University Belfast under the supervision of Professor Piers Hellawell.
Member of the Irish Composers’ Collective and the Quangle Ensemble.
West Cork Chamber Music Composition Competition for 2009 (Piano Trio Section)
DEL Postgraduate Studentship (2008-2011)
Feis Ceoil IMRO Award 2008
IMRO/Mostly Modern Young Irish Composers' Competition 2006
Sine Nomine Award 2006; recieved from the Universiy of Ulster
Most recent performances;
Novemeber 2010; David Bremner at the National Concert Hall (Kevin Barry Room). Mosaic (piano solo)
November 2010; XelmYa at Kunstquartier Bethanien (Berlin) as part of Klangwerkstatt 2010/Festival für Neue Musik. Sestina (recorder, violin and cello)
October 2010; Anne-Marie O’Farrell at the National Concert Hall (Kevin Barry Room). Vortices (solo lever harp)
November 2009; Concorde at the Hugh Lane Gallery (Dublin). Into the Night (soprano and mixed chamber ensemble)
July 2009; Cerys Jones (violin), Aoife nic Athlaoich (cello) and Cliodna Shanahan (piano) at Bantry House (Cork) during the 14th West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Movement for Piano Trio (violin, cello and piano)
May 2009; The Lawson Piano Trio in the Harty Room at Queens University Belfast. Movement for Piano Trio (violin, cello and piano
April 2009; The New York Miniaturist Ensemble at Jan Hus Church (New York) as part of the ‘Composer’s Voice’ concert series. Get100 (solo piano
July 2007; Chetam's School of Music at the 2007 WASBE conference held in the INEC, Killarney. A Journey into the Unknown (wind ensemble)