Bernie Sherlock

Bernie Sherlock is a leading choral conductor. She founded New Dublin Voices in 2005, is Artistic Director of the Irish Youth Choir since 2020 and was co-conductor of EuroChoir 2021. She has won international conducting prizes in Finland, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Slovenia, Wales and Ireland. Her ongoing work as an international adjudicator of choral and conducting competitions and director of choral workshops has taken her around Europe and to the US, Canada, and China.

Under Bernie, New Dublin Voices has gained critical acclaim for its innovative concert programming and its work in television, radio, and recording. The choir is a multiple winner of international first prizes and has premiered approximately 80 works.

Bernie is a founding Board-member of the World Choral Conductors Network, and a representative for Ireland on the World Choir Council. She is a Lecturer in Music at the TU Dublin Conservatoire and for 12 years she directed and taught on the annual Sing Ireland International Choral Conducting Summer School.

She has a degree in music from Trinity College Dublin, she studied in Hungary for 2 years and she has Masters and Doctorate degrees in conducting from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and the Royal Irish Academy of Music/DCU respectively.