Seán ó Dálaigh is a composer from County Kerry in Ireland, currently based in Amsterdam. He studied composition with Richard Ayres, Wim Henderickx, Willem Jeths and has had individual and masterclasses with Dmitri Kourliandski, Carola Baukholt, Chaya Czernowin and Marco Stroppa. He graduated with a master’s degree in composition from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2015.
Projects in 2016 include An Evening of Today with the Nieuw Ensemble, the Mixtur Festival in Barcelona, a commission for the Kirkos Ensemble in Dublin, a production of Hamlet in Utrecht with Espen Hjort, theatre director, and the ‘New Music New Media’ project as part of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh in the U.K.
In July 2015 he was awarded the Travel and Training fund from the Irish Arts Council to pursue a year of study at the Institute of Sonology, The Hague. His chamber piece surface tension was premiered in The Hague and Amsterdam by the Asko|Schönberg ensemble in March 2015. He was selected to take part in the TENSO young composers workshop 2015 in Mechelen, organized by Tenso, the European network for professional chamber choirs. In 2014 and 2015 his work was featured on the Composers Festival Amsterdam.
In 2013 he was awarded the Eamonn Kelly Arts Bursary from the Killarney Arts Council. In Ireland he has studied with composers Seámus de Barra and C.S.L. Parker. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the CIT Cork School of Music.