Violinist from Kerry
Harry O’Connor, 20, is a violinist from Kenmare, Co. Kerry. Harry is in 3rd year at the CIT Cork School of Music and is studying violin with Gregory Ellis, formerly of the RTÉ Vanbrugh String Quartet. He plays in the CSM Symphony Orchestra and is a previous member of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland. He has also played with the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra, the SinfoNua orchestra and the Cork Youth Orchestra. Through his involvement with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Harry has also had the opportunity to play with international professional orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Hallé Youth Orchestra. He is also a member of Kerry’s own Scotia Ensmble. In March 2017, Harry became Killarney Rotary Club’s Young Musician of the Year 2017.
Harry also plays piano and composes. Some of his own music has been recorded by professional musicians. His ‘Fantasy for Piano Solo’ (2018) was recently recorded by concert pianist Santa Ignace and is available on SoundCloud.