Síobhra Quinlan


Síobhra Quinlan is an Irish vocalist, composer, producer and conductor. Having spent the previous year studying in Berlin with soprano Norah Amsellem and répétiteur Scott Curry, Síobhra is currently based in Ireland where she has just completed an M.Phil in Music Composition at Trinity College Dublin, while also coaching with vocalist Michelle O'Rourke and harpsichordist David Adams on baroque repertoire gleaned from her research on the forgotten female singer-composers of 17C Italy. Síobhra is a current participant on the 2017/2018 Female Conductor Programme at The National Concert Hall. She recently founded sfiiinx, a chamber music ensemble with whom she records and performs her work.

Recent performances include The Divil's Music as part of the Judging Shaw exhibition at The Little Museum of Dublin, Síobhra’s M.Phil Recital Fire Breathers at The National Gallery of Ireland, sfiiinx Debut Concert at The Fumbally, Melting Pot at The Hazel Wood stage at Electric Picnic and Composing the Feminists at The Burren Summer Festival, for which she was granted an IMRO bursary to compose and perform a solo piece for voice and electronics.

Internationally, Siobhra's work as a composer and performer includes Lingua (collaborative project with Artist, Rachel Marggets) at Glogauair, Berlin, MySpam: Songs of Love (piece for solo voice & tape) at ACUD Theatre as part of Dada in Berlin Festival and at Waschhaus, Potsdam, Ostinato Effect (collaborative project with Visual Artist, Elva Mulchrone) as part of the USB Shuffle Show, Intitut für alles Mögliche, Berlin, and Melting Pot (chamber-music concert series) at Boxhagenerstrasse, Berlin and The Rag Factory, London. She was granted a scholarship to attend the Bassi Brugnatelli International Singing & Conducting Symposium in Robbiate, Italy. 

Síobhra has performed as a soloist with Téada Orchestra, Kirkos Ensemble and Trinity Orchestra. As a chorus member, she has performed with Lyric Opera in Il Trovatore, Aida, La Traviata and Rusalka, and with Collapsing Horse in Monster Clock. 

Síobhra graduated from Trinity College Dublin in October 2014 with a BA in Music, majoring in composition. She began studying classical singing with Veronica Dunne in 2010, continuing her studies part-time at the Royal Irish Academy of Music under Imelda Drumm and Sylvia O’Brien. 

Síobhra is currently producing the Opera Hub for Opera Theatre Company while also working as a production and administrative assistant with Other Voices. Síobhra is also involved in music outreach - she is a founder and co-ordinator of the voluntary group Mosney Creative Arts which is a group aimed at connecting with residents of Mosney who are currently refugees and asylum seekers through the medium of music, drama and art.