Cian Elliott joined Irish Baroque Orchestra as CEO in January 2017.
Following his primary degree in Business and Law, Cian worked for 5 years in the property industry. However, in 2008, Cian decided to make music and the arts his career and hasn’t looked back since.
Initially working as a free lance arts marketer and project manager, Cian worked with Pipeworks, Resurgam and The Charles Wood Summer School amongst others. After moving to Australia in 2012, Cian had greatly enjoyable spells working with West Australian Opera and was Artistic Director of The Giovanni Consort. Notable highlights included City of Perth’s annual Opera in the Park attended by 15,000 people and various Perth Festival collaborations such as Madama Butterfly (Anthony Minghella, ENO, 2014) and The Rabbitts (Kate Miller Heidke and Shaun Tan, 2015)
Cian has amassed great experience in the devisal and implementation of creative programmes and strategies; holds a great passion for audience development and engagement and is expert in the commercial aspects of the arts industry, including funding and sponsorship.
Fortuitously, Cian’s return to Ireland coincided with IBO’s vacancy. Cian is delighted to be part of the Irish Baroque Orchestra team.
When not working, Cian enjoys exercise, sports and combining his love of travel and the arts.
Liv Heym is a member of the Irish Baroque Orchestra’s core group of players, in addition to assisting the orchestra part time as the IBO librarian.
She enjoys a versatile career on both the modern and baroque Violin and Viola and is a recent prize winner at the 8. International Telemann Competition in Magdeburg on Baroque Violin.
A native of Berlin, she studied Violin and Chamber Music with Ulrike-Anima Mathé, Eberhard Feltz and Daniel Phillips and Baroque Violin with Monica Huggett and Cynthia Roberts at the Juilliard School. Liv collaborates with various ensembles such as the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, the Four Nations Ensemble, the Handel & Haydn Society, “Les Passions” Orchestre Baroque de Montauban and Les Arts Florissants. Intrigued by the possibilities of interaction between different art forms she created the concert series “Music in Dialogue” presented by WMP Concert Hall New York in 2012/13.
Aliye Cornish is no stranger to IBO, having played with the orchestra as a viola player on a few occasions before taking up the post of General Manager.
She studied modern viola and baroque viola at the Royal College of Music in London, before completing a Masters degree in Historical Performance as a scholarship holder at the Royal Academy of Music in London. While a postgraduate student she was awarded the Deutsche Bank Award for Performance, which granted her funding and mentorship to start her own baroque orchestra, the International Baroque Players. This experience led to her taking up the post of Administrator at Instruments of Time and Truth, Oxford’s period instrument orchestra. She held this post for three years before coming to IBO.
Aliye has worked with many of the leading directors and ensembles of the early music world and has toured, recorded and broadcasted extensively. She has been a regular member of John Eliot Gardiner’s English Baroque Soloists since 2009 and was a regular co-principal viola in the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra for a number of years. She is frequently invited to play with Arcangelo (with whom she has recorded several critically-acclaimed discs), Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, the Dunedin Consort, La Nuova Musica & St James’ Baroque, and was also a part of “Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: A Re-imagining” at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2018.
In her spare time she likes to go on long walks and runs, make travel plans, and converse with any friendly cats who cross her path.