COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR, WORLD OF WARCRAFT
Eímear Noone is an award-winning Irish composer and conductor, resident in Malibu, California. She splits her time between composing for video games, feature films, TV and commercials, and conducting classical concerts and game music. Eímear composed and conducted for the iconic video game World of Warcraft and the expansion, Warlords of Draenor. The score for the latter received the 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Video Game Score and was nominated for five Annual Game Music Awards.
Named “The Irish Queen of Games Music” by The Irish Independent, Eímear is arguably the world’s current premier conductor of video game scores both in the studio and in the concert hall. As the principle conductor for Blizzard Games (World of WarCraft) and a first call for sessions at Skywalker Ranch, her credits include the most respected productions in the genre.
The game music she conducts has unparalleled reach in the orchestral world. Diablo III, as one example, smashed the record in game sales by selling over 3.5 million copies in the first 24 hours alone. It also won the 2012 GDC Award for Best Audio – which includes the award for music, the 2012 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score, and a 2013 BAFTA Nomination for Original Score.
Now in it’s 15th year, VGL holds the Guinness World Record as the longest running orchestral touring show. With Video Games Live, Eímear has conducted from China to Brazil, Canada to Qatar, Mexico to Malaysia – and just about every other corner of the globe where orchestral music is performed.
On December 2, 2016, she conducted her own program with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, inspired and in partnership with VIDEO GAMES LIVE, entitled, VIDEO GAMES CLASSIC. The concept: VIDEO GAMES CLASSIC features music from all the great video games alongside the classics that inspired the games music. Eímear knows that gamers who love the music of Skyrim and World of WarCraft will also love the classics from Stravinsky, Copland, Holst and Debussy (to name a few) – gamers just need exposure to these great classics.