Amy Ryan is a conductor, lecturer and performer based in Dublin, Ireland. She currently lectures at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and previously lectured at Trinity College Dublin. She founded Cuore Chamber Choir and led them to first prizes at all the major choral competitions in Ireland. As conductor of Jubilate Choir recent performances include the requiems of Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé and the Irish premiere of Graun’s Der Tod Jesu. Amy is Artistic Director of the UCD Philharmonic Choir, and has appeared as a guest conductor with the UCD Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. She has previously worked with North Dublin Opera, Lyric Opera Productions chorus, and St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girls’ Choir. She regularly sings with the choir of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, and has performed throughout Europe and the United States as a cellist, flautist and choral singer. She completed her studies at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music, Hungary, earning both a Master’s degree in Kodály Music Pedagogy (Distinction) and Advanced Diploma in Choral Conducting (Distinction), studying under Péter Erdei and László Nemes. She earned her Bachelor of Music at CIT Cork School of Music with first-class honours.