Ailís Ní Ríain
Ailís Ní Ríain is an Irish classical composer who aims to produce work that challenges, provokes and engages. A regular collaborator with artists in other art-forms, her artistic interests are diverse and combined with an unwavering desire to develop her artistic practice with each new project or commission. Ailís composes in a variety of forms including music-theatre, concert music and site-responsive installation projects. In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers. She is also a pianist and dedicated to advancing repertoire for ‘altered’ piano. Her music has been performed at London’s Purcell Room, The Royal Festival Hall, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, Carnegie Hall, throughout Europe and in the USA. A portrait album of her music is due for release by NMC Recordings in 2021. Ailís is hearing impaired and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the arts via her work with Arts & Disability Ireland, Unlimited, Dadafest Liverpool and through making work concerning sensory impairment and deafness since 2009.