Profile:Hugh Boyle

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Hugh Boyle is an Irish composer born in 1984. Originally from Donegal, Boyle moved to Northern Ireland in 2003. Boyle has a Masters in Composition ('07) and Bachelor of music ('06) from the University of Ulster and is currently pursuing a three year Ph.D. at Queens University Belfast under the supervision of Professor Piers Hellawell.


  • West Cork Chamber Music Composition Competition for 2009 (Piano Trio Section)
  • DEL Postgraduate Studentship (2008-2011)
  • Feis Ceoil IMRO Award 2008
  • IMRO/Mostly Modern Young Irish Composers' Competition 2006
  • Sine Nomine Award (2006; recieved from the Universiy of Ulster)

Notable performances

  • April 26th by the New York Miniaturist Ensemble at Jan Hus Church (New York) as part of the ‘Composer’s Voice’ concert series
  • July 2007 by Chetam's School of Music at the 2007 WASBE conference held in the INEC, Killarney
  • March 2006 by VOX21 at the Bank of Ireland Arts Centre (Dublin) during the 2006 Mostly Modern Festival.