Welcome to the new website of award-winning young composer Solfa Carlile.

Originally from Cork, Solfa is a twice recipient of the Bill Whelan/IMRO Music Bursary. She was awarded a Masters in Advanced Composition (MMus) from the Royal College of Music and went on to study for a doctorate at Oxford University, with support from the Stapley and Seary trusts and the Arts Council of Ireland.

Her music has been performed by The London Chamber Orchestra, The National Chamber Choir of Ireland and The Composers Ensemble.  In 2010 she was awarded the Jerome Hynes Commission at the Irish National Concert Hall and received the Sean O’ Riada Composition Award in 2013.  She has been composer-in-residence for Orchestra of St. Paul’s, Covent Garden since 2011.  She was awarded a DPhil in Music from Oxford in 2016 and is currently active as a composer, teacher and researcher based in London.

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