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Greg Magee

Greg Magee is an award-winning composer of music in the collaborative arts of film and television, his music has spanned live action and animated projects large and small over the past twenty years. In 2003 his creative efforts were rewarded, winning the Cinanima Festival Award for best music in Film. Two years later he won the Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA) for his score to the feature film Winter’s End. Since then he has scored over two hundred episodes of animation and live action television including the Oscar nominated 'Granny O'Grimm.' 

He received his formal music training in flute and piano at The Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and afterwards gained a music degree at Trinity College. He went on to study with the legendary American TV composers Don Ray and Bob Drasnin. In 2002 he was selected as participant of the inaugural IMRO Film Music Workshop. This marked his first symphonic score with the RTE Concert Orchestra for the animated short film ‘the Milliner'. 

Having initially embarked on his musical journey as a promising young classical flute player Gregory expanded his interests to include performing flutes from around the globe and maintains an extensive collection of Japanese, Chinese and Indian flutes. He has performed as ethnic flute specialist on many scores by the Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi. 

As an educator, he has lectured extensively in composition, music & film, music for game and music technology with Screen Training Ireland, Pulse College / DIT and Griffith College Dublin.