Principal Guest Conductor
Luminosa Music is delighted and privileged to have Irish conductor/composer and multi-instrumentalist Sinead Hayes as our Principal Guest Conductor for the 2022/2023 Season. A Galway native, Sinéad is equally at home working with choir, orchestra, opera and contemporary music ensembles. A graduate of the Masters of Conducting programme of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, she is emerging as a leading interpreter of contemporary music and opera in Ireland. The 2021-22 season is Sinead’s eighth season as conductor of the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble in Belfast, with whom she has premiered numerous works by established Irish and international composers.
Highlights of previous seasons include making her debut with the Irish Chamber Orchestra (Der Schauspieldirektor for Irish National Opera), return visits to Northern Ireland Opera to conduct productions of Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and Greg Caffrey’s children’s opera The Chronic Identity Crisis of Pamplemousse, as well as working with Irish National Opera as assistant conductor and chorus master on Bartok: Bluebeard’s Castle, Dennehy: The Second Violinist, Verdi: Aida, Puccini: Madama Butterfly & Mozart die Zauberfloete. She also worked with Opera Collective Ireland and Crash Ensemble to conduct the world premiere performances of Raymond Deane's Opera Vagabones. You can read more about Sinéad at www.sineadhayes.net: