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.

In concert, she has performed sold-out shows at venue such as The Bird’s Nest with an audience of 80,000 , The Mann Center 10,000 and Wolftrap 7,000. Presently, Eímear  is conducting for the orchestral touring show, VIDEO GAMES LIVE, featuring all the greatest video game scores, synchronized to cinematics and gameplay.

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.

In 2011, Eímear recorded the Zelda Symphony 25th Anniversary CD, released by Nintendo as part of their Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.  She also conducted for the series of 3D music videos that Nintendo released with their 3DS.  These videos were filmed during the actual recording sessions for this Zelda game – the first time a game score had been filmed in 3D while it was being recorded.  These videos have garnered millions of YouTube viewings.

She has also conducted for the legendary Gladys Knight.  Eimear colloberated with  BT to perform the music from Electronic Opus live as part of Miami Music Week.

As a conductor she has led many of the world’s great ensembles such as The Philadelphia Orchestra (The Mann Center), The Dallas Symphony (Myerson Hall), The Royal Philharmonic (Hammersmith Apollo Theater), The Sydney Symphony (Sydney Opera House), The National Symphony (Wolf trap), just to name a few. As another example of her classical experience, Eimear had the pleasure of conducting the orchestra for the Los Angeles Ballet in their inaugural production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.”

The LA Times said of the performance: “The score was again given loving care by Eimear Noone and her orchestra” – L. Segal – The L.A. Times, January 2007