MMus(Perf) BA Mod (TCD) LTCL
Aoife O’Sullivan was born in Dublin and studied at the College of Music with Frank Heneghan and later at the RIAM with Dr John O’Conor. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an honours degree in music. During the summers of 1996-1998, she studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Andrezj Jasinski and Sergio Perticaroli. In August 1999 she studied with Mikael Eliasen at Centro Studi Italiani and then with Wolfram Rieger at the Max Reger Tage in Germany.
In September 1999 she began her studies as a Fulbright scholar at the Curtis Institute of Music with Mikael Eliasen, Head of Vocal and Opera Studies and in 2001 she joined the staff there for her final two years.
She has played for masterclasses including those given by Malcolm Martineau, Ann Murray DBE, Sir Thomas Allen, Thomas Hampson, and Anna Moffo. Aoife worked on Zaide at the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme in June 2004 and then on Turn of the Screw for the Cheltenham Festival with Paul Kildea. She has appeared at the Wigmore Hall in concerts with Ann Murray (chamber versions of Mahler and Berg), Gweneth Ann Jeffers and Wendy Dawn Thompson and with Sinead Campbell Wallace.
She was awarded the Geoffrey Parsons Trust Award in March 2005 for accompaniment of singers.
She has worked on the music staff at Wexford Festival Opera in 2005 and 2006, on Orlando (2007) Xerxes (2009) and Alcina (2009/2010) for OTC and ‘Dead Man Walking’ and ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ for Opera Ireland in 2007 and 2008.
Aoife also worked at the National Opera Studio in London from 2006 to 2008 and was on the deputy coach list for the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Aoife is now based in Dublin and was on staff as repetiteur at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin in 2008/2009.
Since January 2010 is an Assistant Lecturer in Repetiteur and Accompaniment at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.