Gerald Barry is internationally regarded for a series of groundbreaking operas from The Intelligence Park to the most recent, The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant. He is at present finishing The Importance of Being Earnest for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. As adjunct professor at Trinity, he will be an inspiring figure for the students in its new Centre for Music Composition.
Roger Doyle is known for his pioneering work as composer of electronic music. He has worked extensively in theatre, film and dance, in particular with the music-theatre company Operating Theatre, which he co-founded. Babel, his magnum opus was released on a 5-CD box set in 1999. It contained 103 pieces of music. Recent work includes a series of soundtracks for imaginary films - a cinema for the ear. He is a member of Aosdána, Ireland’s state-sponsored academy of creative artists.
Rolf Hind is a pianist and composer, who speaks nearly six languages, practises yoga daily and loves reading, travelling, eating and meditation. He has played and written throughout Europe, Asia and North America, produced over 30 CDs, and played at the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall.
Bill Whelan is known throughout the world for Riverdance, which has played everywhere from Beijing to New York. Other landmark compositions include The Seville Suite and The Spirit of Mayo. Bill Whelan also has enjoyed a hugely successful career as a producer and arranger (working with the likes of Kate Bush, U2 and Van Morrison) and as a composer of film music (including Lamb, Some Mother's Son and Dancing at Lughnasa).