Ian Wilson (born 1964 in Belfast) is a prolific, award-winning Irish composer of classical music. He also served as the music director of the Sligo New Music Festival from 2003 to 2011.
Wilson's music has been performed at such diverse festivals as BBC Proms, Venice Biennale, ISCM World Music Days and the Ultima Festival in Oslo and by such diverse groups as the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and Hugh Tinney.
Wilson attended University of Ulster, becoming its first student to be awarded a Ph.D in composition. He continued there from 2000 to 2003 as a Research Fellow.
Honors and awards
- 1991 – Composition Prize, Ultima Festival in Oslo, for "Running, Thinking, Finding"
- 1992 – Macaulay Fellowship, Arts Council of Ireland
- 1998 – Elected to sit on Aosdána, a board of artists sponsored by Ireland.