Medb Brereton-Hurley | Conductor


Medb Brereton-Hurley

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Medb is from Bettystown, Co. Meath. She worked as assistant conductor of Julianstown Youth Orchestra from September 2018 - June 2019. In the summer of 2019, she accompanied the orchestra on a trip to the Lisbon International Festival of Youth Orchestras, at which she conducted Verdi’s Nabucco overture in concert.

She was the conductor/co-musical director of a production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which premiered in February 2022 in the Samuel Beckett Theatre. She has been the conductor of Trinity Orchestra since September 2020 and made her official debut with the orchestra at a concert in Trinity College Dublin in April 2022. She is set to graduate from TCD with a first-class honours degree in Music in November 2022. She recently started working as conductor of the newly formed Darndale Community Choir.

Medb has also composed music and sound designed for theatre over the last few years, including many Players plays and multimedia online installations, such as GULL (2020), Cagebirds (2021), Echo (2021) and Everest (2021). She has designed and created two multimedia projects of her own: POP-TART (2020) as part of DU Players' Resilience Festival and Aurora (2021) as part of DU Players' Reverie Festival. POP-TART was nominated for six different awards at the 2020 ISDAs, including Best Original Writing and Best Sound.

Medb has been a French horn student at the Royal Irish Academy of Music since 2015 and she won the Walton Cup for her horn recital in Feis Ceoil 2021. She has been a member of the brass quintet Vox Amicum Brass since 2019.