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"Deirdre Gribbin is a charismatic and intriguing new voice in contemporary music."
Paul Conway
The Independent

Her music has been performed at The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York.  Empire States for orchestra was an award winner in the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers. She also won an Arts Foundation Award for her prestigious opera Hey Persephone! for Aldeburgh and Almeida Festivals. Deirdre has been exploring links between music and genetics at Sanger Institute, Cambridge and UCL London developing music codes from human DNA. She is a Sir Winston Churchill Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar and a Leverhulme Overseas Fellow. (see events pages)

She is Artistic Director of 'Venus Blazing Music Theatre Trust', working with young people with learning disabilities.
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concerts & events

'Did You See an Angel Also' World Premiere Priya Mitchell, Natalie Clein, Julius Drake Middle Temple April 7th 2019

'After the Eagle' World Premiere BMS Commission Harty Room Belfast March 1st 2019

'Hearing your Genes Evolve' SARC Belfast opeing event NI Science Festival February 14th 2019

'The Binding of the Years Finghin Collins and the Ulster Orchestra. BBC Radio 3 concert Ulster Hall Belfast January 8th 2019

'Kindersang' World Premiere West Cork Music Festival July 3rd 2018 UK Premiere at JW3 London November 6th 2018

'GenoME' 2017 a new work in collaboration with UCL Genome research group PGP (Personal Genome Project)
New work for piano and orchestra  March 2018 RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
'somewhere i have never travelled' with photographer Esther Teichmann at Transformer Station, Cleveland, USA 2017

A short film about the The Northern Irish influences on Deirdre Gribbin's new piano concerto

See RTE Television's short film about the The Northern Irish influences on Deirdre Gribbin's new piano concerto


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