Born 1974 in Dublin.
Jennifer Walshe studied composition with John Maxwell Geddes at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Kevin Volans in Glasgow/Scotland and graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL/USA with a doctoral degree in composition in June 2002. Her chief teachers at Northwestern were Amnon Wolman and Michael Pisaro. In 2003/2004 Jennifer Walshe was a fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude. During 2004/2005 she lived in Berlin/Germany as a guest of the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm. From 2006 to 2008 she was the composer-in-residence in South Dublin County for In Context 3. In 2007 she was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY/USA. In 2008 she was awarded the Praetorius Music Prize for Composition by the Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur. Jennifer’s work has been performed and broadcasted all over the world by symphony orchestras and ensembles of repute. In addition to her activities as a composer, Jennifer frequently performs as a vocalist, specializing in extended techniques. Many of her recent compositions were commissioned for her voice in conjunction with other instruments, and her works have been performed by her and others at renowned international festivals.