Siún Milne gained her BMus at the Royal Academy of Music in London, as a scholarship student on baroque violin with Nicolette Moonen and modern violin with Mateja Marinkovic.
She was a finalist in numerous competitions including the Royal Academy Delius Prize, Brahms Prize, Wolf Wolfinsohn String Quartet Competition and Clandeboye Young Musician Competition. Siún was awarded the Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholarship for the duration of her studies.
Siún is a keen chamber musician and has performed with a variety of ensembles throughout her career including the Royal Academy of Music Baroque Soloists at Wigmore Hall, the Vanbrugh and Callino String Quartet, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Arensky Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Ireland and Musici Ireland. She has participated in masterclasses with Gerhard Schulz at IMS Prussia Cove, Sarah Chang, Thomas Brandis, Pavlo Beznosiuk, Benjamin Schmid, Eric Höbarth and Rachel Podger.
Working with Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds, Siún has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Cross-Linx Festival, Volksbühne Berlin and has toured the UK with Arnalds’ soundtrack for the hit ITV drama “Broadchurch”. She has performed with a diverse range of artists including Mícheál O’ Suilleabháin, Frankie Gavin, singer-songwriter Rumer on BBC’s Later with Jools Holland, Loah at the National Concert Hall and Efterklang.
She plays regularly with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and has performed with renowned soloists such as Tabea Zimmerman, Igor Levit, Elisabeth Leonskaja and Jörg Widmann at Zürich Tonhalle, Heidelberg Frühlingsfest, Wiener Konzerthaus, Würzburg Mozart Fest, Storioni Festival Eindhoven, Rheingau Festival, Lincoln Center New York and Konzerthaus Berlin.
Siún Milne is currently lecturer at CIT Cork School of Music. She was appointed First Violin No 6 of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in March 2019.