Jennifer WalsheIE

Jennifer Walshe (Dublin, Ireland, 1974) studied composition with John Maxwell Geddes and Kevin Volans. She graduated from Chicago’s Northwestern University in 2002 where her teachers were Amnon Wolman and Michael Pisaro. In 2003-04 she was a fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. She currently lives in Berlin as a guest of the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm.

Her works have been performed throughout Europe and North America by groups including ensemble récherche, Ensemble Resonanz, Apartment House, ensemble Intégrales, Neue Vocalisten Stuttgart, the Crash Ensemble, Champ d’Action, the Rilke Ensemble, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Bozzini Quartet, Concorde, Ensemble Musica Nova, ensemble chronophonie, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Quintet, the Hebrides Ensemble, Psappha, and Q-02. She has received commissions from RTÉ, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Sudwest Rundfunk (SWR), Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Musik der Jahrhundert, the Huddersfield Festival, Dresdener Tage der zeitgenössischen Musik, Wien Modern, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Crash Ensemble, the Project Arts Centre and the National Concert Hall, Ireland.

In 2003-04 she was composer-in-residence at the National Sculpture Factory, Cork. In 2000 she won the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at Darmstadt, where she returned to lecture in 2002. She received first prize in the SCI/ASCAP 2002 Commission Competition and was shortlisted for both the 2002 and 2003 Gaudeamus Foundation composition prize.   Jennifer Walshe also performs frequently as a vocalist and improviser at festivals in the USA and Europe.