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.

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Feb
23
Sat
Rory Boyle: Selkie Song @ Blackburn Cathedral
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm
Feb
26
Tue
Rory Boyle: Trio Notturno for Flute, Viola and Harp [World Premiere] @ St David's Hall, Cardiff
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm

A double bill of two fascinating instrumental combinations brings you a multi-award winning trio of harp, viola and flute, Trio Anima, alongside an accordion and cello duo, Park Lane Group Artists Duo Bayanello.

Duo Bayanello, created by accordionist Iosif Purits and cellist Cecila Bignall, will be performing works from Martin?, to John Cage, to NightMusic associate composer Freya Waley-Cohen.? Described as “daring, audacious and simply magnificent?, Trio Anima will bring us works by Rory Boyle, Toru Takemitsu and Th?odore Dubois. The programme will also feature a new commission from T??Cerdd.

Mar
21
Thu
Rory Boyle: Songs from the Marshes [London Première] and Tallis’s Light @ St Bride's, London
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm

John Armitage Memorial Concert

Songs from the Marshes performed by Selwyn College Choir and conducted by Michael Bawtree

Also features Tallis’s Lights for brass quintet and organ.

May
22
Wed
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.

Jun
20
Thu
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.