Finola Merivale

Short Bio

Finola Merivale is an Irish composer of acoustic & electro-acoustic music,
currently living in New York City. She is a Dean’s Fellow at Columbia
University where she is pursuing a DMA in Composition, studying with
Georg Friedrich Haas, George Lewis & Zosha Di Castri. Themes that run
across her music include climate change, inequality & oppression. A sense
of place – both real & imagined – also greatly inspires her work.
Her compositions have been performed internationally – in North and
South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia – and featured at
festivals such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Bang
on a Can Summer Music Festival, the Contemporary Music Festival of
Buenos Aires, and Vox Feminae in Tel Aviv. Her music has been performed
by musicians of the Chicago & St. Louis Symphony Orchestras, the
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Talea Ensemble, Desdemona
Ensemble, Crash Ensemble, ~Nois Quartet, PRISM Saxophone Quartet,
amongst others.  



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