Rory Boyle


Rory Boyle studied composition with Frank Spedding, as well as piano, clarinet, organ and conducting, at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama and then studied with Lennox Berkeley in London.

He has been commissioned by many leading Festivals, Societies and performers (including Nicholas Daniel and Evelyn Glennie), and his output covers most musical genres.

His music is performed widely both in the UK and abroad and in 2006 he won a Creative Scotland Award to write an opera about the 18th century German feral child, Kaspar Hauser, with a libretto by the Edinburgh based writer Dilys Rose.


Professional highlights

Rory was the first Composer Laureate for Schools with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, a position he held for three years, and he has not neglected the educational sphere in his output with 4 children’s operas in the catalogue.

Rory has won several national and international awards including the Zaiks Prize in the 2nd Kazimierz Zerocki Festival in Poland as well as 2 Royal Philharmonic Prizes.