Biography Aoife Miskelly (Soprano)
From Belfast, Aoife initially read music as a cellist, graduating from University College Cork in 2004 with First Class Honours. She then took up a full-time soprano position with the National Chamber Choir of Ireland and has performed with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Aoife is currently studying on the Masters programme in vocal performance at the Royal Academy of Music under Jennifer Dakin and Mary Hill with support from the Josephine Baker Trust.
Aoife enjoys singing a wide range of repertoire with particular emphasis on baroque and twentieth century music. Recitals given this year at the Belfast Literary Festival and the Academy have included works by living composers Dominick Argento, Philip Martin and Peter Rosser. She has extensive concert experience including; Allegri’s Miserere Mei, Beethoven’s Christus am Ölberge and Symphony no.9, Handel’s Messiah, Dixit Dominus and Laudate, Pueri, Dominum, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Monteverdi’s Vespri della Beata Virgine, Requiems by Bruckner, Fauré and Duruflé, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Poulenc’s Gloria and Rossini’s Stabat Mater.
On the operatic stage, roles performed include Adina, Galatea, Pamina, and for the Royal Academy Opera scenes Infanta from Zemlinksy’s Der Zwerg and Sifare (Mitridate, Re di Ponto by Mozart).
Aoife is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and has recently been selected for the Academy’s Song Circle with whom she will perform recitals at the Chelsea Schubert Festival and Oxford Lieder Festival. She is also a deputy singer with The Sixteen, a member of Polyphony, a performer on Yehudi Menuhin’s outreach scheme Live Music Now! and very much enjoys being the soprano sectional tutor for both the Irish and Ulster Youth Choirs.