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Clíona Doris has extensive experience as a solo harpist and chamber musician and has performed throughout Ireland, Britain, Europe and the United States. Her broadcasts include performances on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Ulster, RTÉ LyricFM, National Public Radio USA, ClassicFM TV, UTV, BBC Television and RTÉ Television. In 2005, she was the soloist at the BBC Proms in the Park from Belfast, which was broadcast as part of the BBC Last Night of the Proms.  

An active exponent of contemporary music, Clíona has premiered works by Elaine Agnew, Donnacha Dennehy, Deirdre McKay, Neil Martin and Ian Wilson; her latest CD, a pale yellow sky released on the RTÉ lyricfM label, features contemporary music by Irish composers. Other recordings include in blue sea or sky, a solo CD on the Riverrun Label and a performance of Handel’s Harp Concerto with the RTÉ Concert Orchestral.

Clíona graduated with the Doctor of Music Degree in Harp Performance and Music Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, where she studied with the acclaimed harpist, Susann McDonald. She is a graduate of Queen’s University of Belfast and began her harp studies at the Belfast School of Music. She joined DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in 2005 as Head of Orchestral Studies and was Acting Head of the Conservatory from 2007-2010. She was Chairman of the Ninth World Harp Congress Dublin 2005 and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Contempoary Music Centre of Ireland.  Clíona is on the Board of Directors of Music Network Ireland, Music Generation: Ireland's National Music Education Programme, Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland and the World Harp Congress.

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