Síobhra Quinlan is an Irish composer and soprano. She recently founded SFiiiNX Sinfonia, a chamber music ensemble with whom she records and performs her work. Having spent the previous year studying in Berlin with soprano Norah Amsellem and répétiteur Scott Curry, Síobhra is currently based in Ireland, undertaking an M.Phil in Composition at Trinity College Dublin while coaching with mezzo-soprano Michelle O'Rourke and soprano Judith Mok.
Recent performances include Síobhra’s M.Phil Recital Fire Breathers at The National Gallery of Ireland, SFiiiNX Sinfonia 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 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.