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Cormac Ó Briain


Orchestral Experience

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  • Phion Orchestra, The Netherlands
  • RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Ireland (Extra List)
  • London Concert Orchestra
  • London Contemporary Music Festival Orchestra


  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestral Training

  • Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra (Phion), Orchestra Academy (2019/20 Season)
  • Conservatorium van Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra (principal)
  • Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra (principal)
  • West Cork Chamber Music Festival String Orchestra (principal)
  • RTE National Symphony Orchestra Mentoring Scheme
  • Irish Chamber Orchestra Academos Mentoring Scheme
  • National Youth Orchestra of Ireland

Education and Outreach Work

  • Nicola Benedetti Foundation
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Resound
  • Dulwich Youth Orchestra
  • Wetherby Preparatory School, Cello Teacher (2022-present)
  • Alleyn’s School, London, Cello Teacher (2021-present)


  • Performances as part of the Irish Embassy’s cultural program
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Live at the Hex, 2022
  • Carl Orff Music Festival 2019, Putignano, Italy
  • West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2017/18 with Skellig and Beckett String Quartets
  • Irish Freemason’s Young Musician of the Year Competition 2017, 4th prize
  • Hugh Maguire String Quartet Scholarship, ConCorda Chamber Music Course, 2016
  • Feis Maitiu Corcaigh 2016, Senior Cello Prize & Concerto Prize
  • Member of Camerata Ireland Academy 2015
  • Sligo Feis Ceoil 2015, Senior Instrumental Bursary Winner


  • 2020-present: Conservatorium van Amsterdam - MMus
  • 2017-2020: Conservatorium van Amsterdam: BMus
  • 2015-2017: CIT Cork School of Music - BMus (Hons): First Class
  • 2013-2015: Royal Irish Academy of Music - Bachelor of Music Performance

Teachers: Jelena Ocic, Viola de Hoog (Baroque Cello), Christopher Marwood, Marin Cazacu

Masterclasses: Josephine Knight, Marie Kliegel, Xenia Jancovic, Raphael Wallfisch, Christoph Richter, Young Chang Cho


References available upon request


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