Laoise O’Brien as Board Member of IAYO
We would love welcome Laoise O’Brien as the newest board member of IAYO! Laoise is a musician and producer based in Kilkenny City. She divides her time between her music production company and her career-long championing of the recorder. She studied flute at the College of Music in Dublin, recorder at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and holds a Masters in Musicology from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
As a performer, Laoise is in regular demand and has appeared as a soloist and guest musician with numerous ensembles including the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Irish Baroque Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Opera Theatre Company, Resurgam, Sestina, The Irish Consort, and Camerata Kilkenny. She is a member of the early music group, The Gregory Walkers and is one half of the duo, Temenos with clarinetist, Paul Roe. This unusual pairing of instruments has resulted in many new compositions for the duo.
Laoise has been involved in the design and delivery of programmes for Kilkenny Arts Festival, Galway Early Music Festival, East Cork Early Music Festival, Killaloe Chamber Music Festival, MusicTown, The Ark Children’s Cultural Centre, Culture Night, Music Network, Music Generation, TU Dublin, The Heritage Council, and RTÉ.
Laoise has contributed to numerous radio broadcasts and has presented two documentaries for RTÉ lyric fm: the award winning, Sonnets for the Cradle and Goedemorgen, Amsterdam, a feature on the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland’s tour to the Netherlands in 2018. Laoise holds a lecturing position at the TU Dublin Conservatoire and is regularly engaged as an expert consultant to national music organisations.