Éna Brennan

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Éna Brennan is a Composer and Graphic Designer originally from Brussels but based in Dublin. Having obtained a B.A. in Music and Theatre Studies she then went on to complete an MPhil in Composition under the tutelage of Dr. Evangelia Rigaki and Dr. Matthew Barnson in Trinity College Dublin, where she was also heavily involved in various musical ensembles. These include the Campanile Consort, the Node Ensemble, Trinity Singers and Trinity Orchestra. Apart from being an active violinist and singer in these ensembles, she has also had works performed and recorded by them, ranging from choral chamber works to hour-long arrangements for full orchestra and choir (you can find a comprehensive list of works written to date at www.enabrennan.com/full-catalogue). 

Since leaving college, Éna has played violin with the Hibernian Orchestra, Téada Orchestra and a plethora of Dublin-based bands, but she currently predominantly plays with bands Tandem Felix and Bad Sea. She also lends her skills to the theatre and has worked as a musician on a few plays in development as well as full runs with companies such as Rough Magic Theatre Company. As of 2016 Éna has also embarked on a solo project called dowry, writing and recording songs centred around vocal and violin looping. She looks forward to sharing this new side to her writing over the course of the year. 

Music aside Éna has worked as a full-time Graphic Designer with Ci, the conference-making company behind Web Summit, F.ounders and a host of other Tech events. Since leaving the company in 2014 she has focused on freelancing and specifically working on design projects with arts and music organisations. More often than not she has also been musically involved in these projects in one way or another! Between 2014 and 2015 she worked as Press & Marketing Officer with the Irish Composers Collective, re-branding the organisation whilst also maintaining the design and content of the collective's website and social media profiles. She continues to work with them on unique large-scale projects.