Deirdre Gribbin was born in Belfast,
She was an award winner in the 2003 UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers with her work Empire States, and won a prestigious Arts Foundation Award for her first opera Hey Persephone! which had an acclaimed run at the Aldeburgh/Almeida Opera Festival.
Her music has been performed worldwide including The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, UKwithNY Festival, The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and as featured composer at The Taipei Festival, Taiwan.
She has written music for British Academy award-winning film My Kingdom starring Richard Harris, as well as a number of drama commissions for BBC Radio 3 with director Lou Stein.
Numerous commissions include works for National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, The Ulster Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia and performances by the London Philharmonia (Music of Today series at The Royal Festival Hall) and pianist Imogen Cooper and Venus Blazing which will tour the UK in the Spring 2005 with violinist Ernst Kovacic, Britten Sinfonia conducted by Pierre Andre, with lighting by Bruce Springsteen's lighting designer Jeff Ravitz and directed by Lou Stein.
©2005-2012 Deirdre Gribbin