Born in Ayr. Rory Boyle was a chorister at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, and studied composition with Frank Spedding at the RSAMD, as well as piano, organ, clarinet and conducting. A Caird Travelling Scholarship enabled him to continue his studies with Lennox Berkeley in London.



Rory Boyle: String Quartet No.2 (Quartetto da Requiem) @ Le Monde, Edinburgh
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

A selection of movements exploring the historical and modern roles of faith in music, including work by Rory Boyle and Haydn’s Seven Last Words. Our Classical Rush Hour series tickets all include a drink – arrive at the bar from 5pm, get a drink and take your seat for an hour of the best classical music.

Rory Boyle: Trio Notturno for flute, viola and harp [London Première] @ St John's Smith Square, London
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm
Trio Anima
Matthew Featherstone FLUTE
Rosalind Ventris VIOLA
Anneke Hodnett HARP
Bax Elegiac Trio
Alwyn Naiades
Rory Boyle  Trio Notturno
Debussy arr. Carlos Salzedo  Children’s Corner
Takemitsu  And then I knew ‘twas wind
Debussy  Sonate

Trio Anima came together at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. The trio won the Elias Fawcett Award for Outstanding Chamber Ensemble at the 2012 Royal Over-Seas League Competition, have performed as Live Music Now! artists. Concert engagements have taken the trio across the UK and further afield. On the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme, they enjoyed a series of concerts at music clubs, and continue to perform widely at venues including St David’s Hall, Conway Hall and The Music Room at Champs Hill. In tonight’s concert, Trio Anima performs a colourful programme of British and French music focussing on the first major works ever written for this combination at the turn of the 20th century, Arnold Bax’s Elegiac Trio and Debussy’s Sonata, and the legacy both composers left to this day, and featuring Trio Notturno by Rory Boyle, commissioned specially for the Trio.

Rory Boyle: Trio Notturno @ Lake District Summer Music
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am

Performed by Trio Anima