International Prize for EXIT

EXITEXIT, a 45-minute music theatre work, was awarded 2nd Prize in the Vienna Masterworks Nancy Van De Vate Competition for New Opera in December 2006 (see here).  The 2006 Nancy Van de Vate International Composition Prize for Opera is awarded by the American music publishers, Vienna Masterworks (BMI) and Vienna Master Composers (ASCAP). The prize recognises the difficulty women composers worldwide have in finding performances for their operas and is intended to encourage public production of their works. The award is for any kind of opera or music theatre piece of more than fifteen minutes’ duration.

Royal Academy of Music Premiere July 2022

Royal Academy of Music Premiere July 2022

Double-bass player and singer Eleanor Grant will give the world premiere of Ailís Ní Ríain's Mascaron for double-bass and recorded prepared piano on 1st July...

Irish Times Feature April 2022

Irish Times Feature April 2022

A feature about Ailís was published in The Irish Times in April 2022 in advance of the premiere of her orchestral work Flower Scar Road for the RTÉ Concert...