Gaynor is a composer and musician based in Glasgow, Scotland.
In 2015 she completed a Master of Music in Composition degree at the University of Edinburgh, under the tutorship of Professor Peter Nelson having previously completed her Bachelor of Music (hons) in music performance at Edinburgh Napier University, under Kenneth Dempster and Dr Katrina Burton for composition, Andrea Kuypers for flute and Philip Burrin for violin.
Now establishing herself as a composer, her style could be described as melodic, contemporary, programmatic, with jazz influences. Her inspiration often comes from the natural environment, modern architecture and design and social/political comment.
Her first professionally published piece is ‘1071 Fifth Avenue’ – a duo for alto saxophone and
1.10.2017- Gaynor is delighted to have just been awarded the Scottish Project place for the Making Music 'Adopt a Composer' scheme for 2017-2018. She will be working with Edinburgh Concert Band to create a new piece for performance in June 2018, celebrating the Scottish Government 'Year of the Young Person'.
Working on original music for the commemorations of the 450 anniversary of the Battle of Langside. Premier May 2018.
Completing the educational part of the project for "The Newhaven Set" , enabled by a grant from
from 'Arts Trust Scotland'.
Writing original new material for her Baby Music Group workshops
Preparation for the premiere performance of
'Piecework' - a suite for the
West Kilbride Village Band to celebrate
their first 5 years.