The Irish composer Ailís Ní Ríain aims to produce work that challenges, provokes and engages. She is a regular collaborator with artists in other art-forms including visual art, theatre and literature. Her artistic interests are diverse and include music-theatre, chamber music, installation and short opera. Her music has been performed throughout Europe and in the USA and on BBC Radio 3 and RTE.
In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious 50K Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers in addition to being selected as an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. In 2017 she was awarded a residency at The Irish Cultural Centre in Paris, a Fellowship at ArtOMI in upstate New York and had new works premiered in Serbia, Ireland, UK, Greece and France.