Aran O’Grady, who graduated with a Masters in Opera Composition fromGuildhall School of Music and Drama in London in 2019, was the recipient of the 2019/20 Irish Heritage Music Bursary for Composition for his work for flute, cello and double bass..
Twenty-six year-old Aran, who is from Bray in County Wicklow, received a BA in Composition from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2016.
His music has been performed by Alluna Ensemble, Aurelia Quartet, David Adams, Michelle O' Rourke, Kate Ellis, Con Tempo Quartet, Kirkos ensemble and Guildhall Opera Company. He was a finalist in the Alkema Composition Competition in 2014. Recent commissions include a vocal quartet installation for the Singapore Biennale and a collaboration with renowned electronic musician Robbie Kitt. He is also a keen arranger and has arranged music for countless functions including for Jameson Distilleries, Dropbox, An Post, Limerick Electronic Arts Festival, Irish National Youth Ballet, Trinity Orchestra and the critically acclaimed Glasshouse Ensemble.