"Kirsty is emerging as one of the most exciting composers of her generation. Her music is bold, constantly inventive, containing real emotional depth. It's music that draws you in, and doesn't let you go."
"Kirsty has a clear and refreshing voice as a composer and engages with musicians, students and audiences alike."
David Curtis, Orchestra of the Swan
A very warm Composers Edition welcome to Kirsty Devaney. Evocative, often delicately balanced, Devaney's works draw the listener in to a revelatory inner world and in doing so create an immediate and lasting impact. A Junior Fellow of Birmingham Conservatoire, she is particularly interested in introducing new music to those who may be less familiar with it and alongside composing is currently investigating composing in secondary school education.
Devaney's initial Composers Edition offering include Submerge for strings and amplified harpsichord commissioned by Orchestra of the Swan, piano trio Nebula & Pulsar, composed for the Schubert Ensemble's Chamber Music 2000 and [as if on a pivot] composed for Arden Recorder Orchestra as part of the Adopt a Composer scheme.