Irene Buckley, a composer from Cork, Ireland, holds a BMus and a PhD in Composition from University College Cork, and an MA in Music Technology from Queens University Belfast.


Irene was a prize winner at the 14th International Young Composers Meeting in the Netherlands and was commissioned to write for the Dutch National Youth Orchestra. Her piece Stórr, for orchestra, was shortlisted for the TANSMAN 2010 8th International Competition of Musical Personalities Composers’ Competition and was performed by the Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. 


She has also written music for many theatre, dance and film productions. She recently composed a live score for Carl Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc for soprano, organ and electronics and Epstein's The Fall of the House of Usher for organ and electronics  (both commissioned by the Cork French Film Festival).


Her piece Choral features on CMC's new music::new Ireland release which can be ordered here


Scores available at the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland.