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Elaine Agnew was a commissioned composer at last years BBC Proms and the premiere of Dark Hedges for double orchestra and solo flute in the Royal Albert Hall in London adds to her already impressive output of works that have been commissioned, performed and broadcast worldwide.  Currently based in Belfast, Elaine's work Strings A-stray will open the Irish Chamber Orchestra's celebratory concert at the Konzerthaus in Berlin to mark the German launch of Ireland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Elaine was appointed as the first RTÉ lyric fm Composer in Residence in 2008 in association with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. more >

The Dark Hedges
The Dark Hedges

31/7/2012 Alan Simpson Show / BBC NI News
Tune in to BBC Radio Ulster today from 4pm to hear Elaine chat to Alan Simpson about the forthcoming premiere of her piece Dark Hedges this Saturday at the BBC Proms. You can then catch her again on BBC Radio Ulster news with Seamus McKee from 5pm
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29/7/2012 Saturday Magazine Show
Elaine was a guest on John Toal's Saturday Magazine show yesterday on BBC Radio Ulster. You can listen again to the interview from the link below.
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23/7/2012 BBC PROMS Dark Hedges
On Wednesday 1 August the Ulster Orchestra, Ulster Youth Orchestra and Sir James Galway will present an open rehearsal of their Proms programme at 2pm in the Ulster Hall to an invited audience.
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6/7/2012 'A Kist o Wurds'
Tune into BBC Radio Ulster on Sunday evening to hear an interview with Elaine on the 'A Kist o Wurds' show.
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“I've had 'Curoo Curoo' on the brain all weekend - it's a wonderful setting and the New Dublin Voices sang it beautifully! Elaine is such a remarkable composer - she has that incredible ability of writing challenging and sophisticated, but approachable and rewarding, music for kids.  I don't think I've come across another composer that can do it quite like that probably since Britten!”

Gary Cole: Regent Records




21 January 2013 - 8pm
Celebration / EU Presidency
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Performance of Strings A-Stray by the Irish Chamber Orchestra to celebrate the German launch of Ireland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union.  Worldwide live broadcast on the EBU.

Konzerthaus Berlin www.konzerthaus.de


22-26 January 2013 - 8pm
Pas De Chat
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Dublin choreographer and dancer Fiona Quilligan presents her new solo show which features 2 works Seagull and Statues.

The Project Arts Centre  www.projectartscentre.ie/

39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar

Telephone 003531-881 9613



17 February 2013 - 3pm

This is Me!

Donegal Chamber Orchestra more info >

Elaine will conduct a concert of her works alongside Mozart, Vivaldi and Elena Kats-Chernin

Balor Theatre, Ballbofey more info >