Finola Merivale (born 1987) is an Irish composer currently based in Cork. She graduated from the University of Leeds in December 2011 with an MMus in Composition. Her composition teachers include Mic Spencer, John Godfrey, Jesse Ronneau and Brian Robison. She graduated from the University College, Cork, with a First Class Honours B.A. Degree in Music and Drama & Theatre Studies. She is also a pianist and a keen gamelan player: she directed the Leeds University Gamelan Ensemble for three years. Awards include the Fusion Arts Exchange Award 2009 which was funded by the U.S. Government and the Staf Gebruers Scholarship for Excellence in Music in U.C.C. (2009). In 2011 she was selected to participate in the European Composers' Professional Development Programme which resulted in a performance of her piece Land Way Out of Place by the Icarus Ensemble in the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Her work has been performed in the U.S.A., Ireland and the U.K, and she has upcoming performances in Italy and Chicago.