Eímear Noone

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Eímear Noone
Occupationconductor and composer

Eímear Noone is an Irish conductor and composer, best known for her award-winning work on video game music. She has conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, l’Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne, the Sydney Symphony, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and several other national orchestras. Noone was the first woman to conduct at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Originally from Kilconnell,[3] Noone is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin[4] who has taught conducting for UCLA Extension, Columbia College Chicago, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, and the LA Conducting Salon at the LA Ballet School.[5] Noone co-founded the Dublin City Concert Orchestra[3] and is co-creator of the Dublin International Game Music Festival.[6]


Noone's composing and conducting work includes 26 film and video game titles, including notable Blizzard Entertainment titles Overwatch (2016), Hearthstone (2014), Diablo III (2012), Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010), and World of Warcraft (2004) and its expansions.,[7] as well as The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Special Orchestra CD included with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and the following Symphony of the Goddesses Tour.[8] As a part of the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Legend of Zelda Series, Eímear Noone's conducting was filmed as the first three-dimensional footage of a symphony orchestra for the Nintendo 3DS.[8]

In 2016 she worked with Tommy Tallerico, conducting the Video Games Live concert.

In 2019 she took over from Jessica Curry as the presenter of the Classic FM show High Score, which features orchestral arrangements of video games music. [9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Eímear Noone's score for "World of WarCraft: Warlords of Draenor" received the "Hollywood Music in Media Award" in 2014 for "Best Video Game Score", and was nominated for five "Annual game Music Awards 2014".[10]


  1. ^ Keane, Caomhan (March 28, 2015). "Taking up the baton". The Irish Times.
  2. ^ "Rennes. Une chef d'Hollywood pour le concert Video games". Ouest-France.fr (in French). Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  3. ^ a b O'Connell, Dave (2015-03-28). "Kilconnell native scored world's biggest videogame ever". Connacht Tribune. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  4. ^ "The woman conducting magic - Eimear Noone: 'I couldn't even get a chance to screw up in Ireland' - Independent.ie". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  5. ^ Tom., Hoover, (2011-01-01). Soundtrack nation interviews with today's top professionals in film, videogame and television scoring. Course Technology/Cengage Learning. ISBN 9781435457621. OCLC 840387657.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  6. ^ "About – iDIG Music Festival". idigmusicfest.com. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  7. ^ "Eimear Noone". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  8. ^ a b "The Irish Queen of Games Music - Eimear Noone Interview - Independent.ie". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  9. ^ https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/composer-eimear-noone-hosts-high-score/
  10. ^ "Eímear Noone – iDIG Music Festival". idigmusicfest.com. Retrieved 2017-03-08.

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