Aoife O’Sullivan was born in Dublin and studied at the College of Music with Frank Heneghan and later at the RIAM with John O’Conor. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an honours degree in music. In September 1999 she began her studies as a Fulbright scholar at the Curtis Institute of Music and in 2001 she joined the staff there for her final two years. She was awarded the Geoffrey Parsons Trust Award for accompaniment of singers in 2005. She has worked on the music staff at Wexford Festival Opera, and on three Handel operas for Opera Theatre Company, Orlando, Xerxes, and Alcina, and for Opera Ireland on Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking and Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also worked at the National Opera Studio in London and was on the deputy coach list for the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. She has played for masterclasses including those given by Malcolm Martineau, Ann Murray, Thomas Allen, Thomas Hampson and Anna Moffo. She worked on Mozart’s Zaide at the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme and on Britten’s 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, Wendy Dawn Thompson and Sinéad Campbell Wallace. She is now based in Dublin where she works as a répétiteur and vocal coach at TU Dublin Conservatoire and also regularly for INO.