Biography

Áine Mulvey began her vocal studies with Edith Forrest and Alison Young in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, later studying with Dr Veronica Dunne at the Leinster School of Music. Áine is a multiple prizewinner at Feis Ceoil and other competitions, including the Peter Tattan Cup for songs by Mahler, as well as awards for Oratorio, Operatic and Irish song. In 2010, Áine was awarded an Arts Council “Travel and Training” grant to study for a Masters in Music Performance at the Petrie School of Music, USA, where she studied with Rebecca Turner. Áine graduated with first place in her class in 2012, and was honoured with membership of Pi Kappa Lambda, a professional Honor Society recognising musicians who have achieved excellence in both academic and performing fields.

Áine has worked with many of Ireland’s top ensembles including the National Chamber Choir, Opera Ireland and the RTE Concert Orchestra. With the RTE Concert Orchestra, Áine performed Elgar’s Sea Pictures at the National Concert Hall lunchtime recital series, and at the Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Operatic roles include Marcellina in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina, Rosina in Rossini’s Barber of Seville, and Mercedes in Bizet’s Carmen. Recent performances include the role of Ma Moss in Aaron Copland’s opera The Tender Land (USA) and Mrs Sedley in Britten’s Peter Grimes (UK).

Solo Oratorio work includes Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning (First Presbyterian Chamber Singers, USA), Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri (Spartanburg Festival Chorus, USA), Handel’s Messiah (multiple performances in Ireland and US), Bach’s Magnificat (Lassus Scholars, National Concert Hall, Dublin), Saint-Saen’s Christmas Oratorio (Lassus Scholars, National Concert Hall, Dublin) Karl Jenkin’s Mass for the Armed Man (Longford County Choir) and Durufle’s Requiem (Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Dublin).

Recent recordings include three restoration projects by New World Records and the Orchestra of Ireland, including the acclaimed Eileen by Victor Herbert, Dearest Enemy by Rodgers and Hart, and Roberta by Jerome Kern.

Áine has a particular interest in Irish song and has brought this repertoire to many venues in Ireland and America.