Conductor Eímear Noone

Eímear Noone is a LA/​Dublin based conductor and award-winning Irish composer, composing extensively for films and video games. As one of the world’s premier composers of games scores, Eímear is responsible for some of the most enduring soundscapes on World of Warcraft and other best-selling video games. Through her music on World of Warcraft, Eímear’s music has reached over 100 million people and continually inspires players to invent and build new worlds for nearly 15 years. Her composition portfolio of 26 film and video game titles have received multiple industry accolades including the Hollywood Music in Media Award for​Best Video Game Score.

Recently, Eímear composed the score for the animated feature film Two by Two: Overboard, which topped the UK box office in October 2020 and is currently working on various other global film, TV and animation soundtracks. She has also worked on film scores for directors such as Gus Van Sant and Joe Dante, orchestrating for Oscar nominee Javier Navarrette (composer of ​Pan’s Labyrinth) and creating haunting music for thrillers Mirrors and The Hole.

Alongside composing, Eímear conducts orchestras worldwide. Notably, in 2020, Eímear made history by becoming the first female conductor to perform at the 92nd Academy Award’s ceremony. Recent highlights include a sold out video game concert at the Royal Albert Hall in June 2022, and conducting The Witches Seed Opera, composed by Stewart Copeland.

As a leading conductor of video game programmes, Eímear has conducted orchestras including Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Danish National Symphony, she was chosen by Nintendo to conduct the first ever 3D filming of a game score and has recorded game scores for Sony Interactive. She has also toured as conductor for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, a full four-movement symphony created from the themes from this iconic video game. Eímear was invited to conduct on the 25th anniversary recording, which set industry records for soundtrack sales.

In addition to media concerts, Eímear’s work has featured classical repertoire such as Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov), The Firebird (Stravinsky) and New World Symphony (Dvořák) and worked closely with Base Hologram as the primary conductor for their​ Callas in Concert Tour, an event that brings the opera legend Maria Callas back to the stage via hologram with a full live orchestra.

Highlights of Eímear’s engagements also include performing at sold-out shows at the Mann Center, Wolftrap and Beijing’s Olympic Stadium to an audience of 80,000, and for the Los Angeles Ballet in their inaugural production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, earning recognition from the LA Times.

As an advocate for creative women in technology and music, Eímear is also in demand as a speaker and radio host, regularly invited to conferences and is the presenter for Classic FM’s gaming music show High Score.