Composer in Residence

    Linda Buckley

    As RTÉ lyric fm's second Composer-in-Residence in association with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Head of the Station, Aodán Ó Dubhghaill, described Linda's appointment as " exciting initiative in the creation of new music for lyric. Linda wrote four new works of music for broadcast on lyric including a piece for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, a new Christmas carol and her own interpretation of the station's jingle. Linda also mentored two young composers in the creation of works for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, a project co-funded by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO). Her time with the station concluded with a large-scale new work Beloved on this Earth based on the poetry of acclaimed American writer Raymond Carver. It was premiered on Culture Night by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ Philharmonic Choir at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. 

    Elaine Agnew

    Elaine was appointed as the first RTÉ lyric fm Composer-in-Residence in association with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in May 2008. Her first commission Hiccup for early instruments was broadcast throughout the EBU and premiered during the Dublin Handel Festival.  Her second commission Curoo Curoo, a Christmas carol commissioned for lyric's annual Choirs for Christmas competition, was performed and recorded by many choirs thoughout the country.  Her final work Make A Wish for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra celebrates RTÉ lyric fm's 10th birthday.  Elaine is also devising and directing education projects and one-off creative Sounding Out sessions with lyric listeners as part of her residency.


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