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.
She has conducted all the major professional orchestras in Ireland including the Ulster Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra and The Irish Chamber Orchestra, as well as conducting productions for Northern Ireland Opera and Opera Collective Ireland. The 20/21 season saw her devise and lead two award-winning education projects with over 200 young Galway musicians: the Baroque Session and Carolan’s Rambles, as well as conducting the opening concert for the Ulster Orchestra’s Online Spring season. Future projects include her continued work with the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble, conducting the postponed performances of Elaine Agnew’s opera Paper Boat, concerts with the Luminosa Orchestra, as well as collaborations with writers and theatremakers as part of the ‘Music for Stories’ project through www.solstrekmusic.com.