Composer Dr Anne-Marie O’Farrell has a substantial output of commissioned work for orchestra, choir, soloists, chamber groups and young performers. Her works have been performed by Ireland’s RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the University of Limerick Orchestra, the Co-Orchestra Dublin, the BBC Singers, Chamber Choir Ireland, the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet and numerous international solo artists. She is the winner of the BBC Baroque Remixed composition competition with her orchestral work, Rann Dó Trí. For three years she was Composer in Residence at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland in association with the Lime Tree Theatre.
Numerous and wide-ranging commissions include a choral suite Sevenses for Sing Ireland, Eitilt for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for the New Music Dublin Festival, Music Network’s commission for members of the Vienna Philharmonic, Dionysis Grammenos and Anneleen Lenaerts, a harp concerto for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra commissioned by RTÉ Lyric FM, and 40-minute cantata to commemorate the Irish Civil War for UCD. She holds a PhD in composition from Queen’s University, Belfast where she studied with Professor Piers Hellawell, and a first class honours MA in composition from the NUI Maynooth. She lectures in composition at the TU Dublin Conservatoire and her compositions are featured on examination and competition syllabuses around the world.
For more information about Anne-Marie’s works, and to view perusal scores see here.