Solfa Carlile is originally from Cork, Ireland. She was awarded the Bill Whelan Music Bursary, graduating with first-class honours from the Royal College of Music, London.  She recently completed doctoral study in music at University of Oxford.

In London her work has been performed by Okeanos, London Chamber Orchestra and the Composers Ensemble among others. Solfa was awarded the Jerome Hynes Commission by The National Concert Hall, Ireland for her voice and piano piece Sounds.

In 2011 she was appointed composer-in-residence for the Orchestra of St. Paul’s, Covent Garden. She is also interested in musical research and has contributed articles to two International Arts Journals.

She was a recipient of the Sean O’ Riada composition award, and her piece Upon the Rose was performed by the National Chamber Choir of Ireland at the Cork International Choral Festival.  Solfa is based in London and undertakes commissions for orchestrations, arrangements and new works, in addition to teaching piano and composition.

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