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Technological University Dublin


Clíona Doris is Head of Orchestral Studies at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin. She is a graduate of The Queen's University of Belfast and Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, where she studied with the acclaimed harpist, Susann McDonald. She graduated with the Doctor of Music Degree in Harp Performance and Music Literature from Indiana University.

Clíona has extensive experience as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed throughout Ireland, Britain, Europe and the United States. Her broadcasts include performances on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Ulster, RTÉ LyricFM, National Public Radio USA, ClassicFM TV, UTV, BBC Television and RTÉ Television. In 2005, she was the soloist at the BBC Proms in the Park from Belfast, which was broadcast as part of the BBC Last Night of the Proms.

An active exponent of contemporary music, Clíona has premiered works by Elaine Agnew, Enda Bates, Linda Buckley, Donnacha Dennehy, Jason E. Geistweidt, Philip Hammond, Brian Irvine, Deirdre McKay, Neil Martin and Ian Wilson. Her latest CD, a pale yellow sky released on the RTÉ lyricfM label, features contemporary music by Irish composers. Other recordings include in blue sea or sky, a solo CD on the Riverrun Label and a performance of Handel’s Harp Concerto with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra recorded for the RTÉ lyricfm label.

She was Chairman of the Ninth World Harp Congress Dublin 2005 and is on the Board of Directors of Music Network, the Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland (Chair), Music Generation: National Music Education Programme and the World Harp Congress.

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