Dr. Hugh Martin Boyle is an award-winning from County Donegal, now living in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Starting life as a performer of Irish traditional music he went on to study piano with Nuala Levins at the Dublin Institute of Technology, before studying at the University of Ulster, gaining a BMus in 2006 and a Masters in music in 2007, studying composition with Frank Lyons, Laurence Roman, and David Morris.
In July 2014 he graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a PhD in composition, having studied with Professor Piers Hellawell.
His music has been performed throughout Ireland and abroad by performers such as the XelmYa (Germany), the New York Miniaturist Ensemble (America), the Lawson Trio (England), the Con Tempo String Quartet, Concorde, Kirkos, Anne-Marie O'Farrell, and the New Dublin Voices.
He has won the West Cork Chamber Music Composition Competition for 2009 (piano trio section), the Feis Ceoil IMRO Award 2008, the Mostly Modern/IMRO Young Composerís Competition 2006, and the Sine Nomine Award from the University of Ulster (Faculty of Arts) 2006.