Violinist studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Cillian O’ Breachain is a recent graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Music Education, majoring in violin performance under the tuition of Maeve Broderick. Cillian is currently pursuing a Masters in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he studies Violin under the tutelage of Chris George, Baroque Violin with Huw Daniel and Conducting with Alasdair Mitchell. He regularly performs with Fishamble Sinfonia, an orchestra dedicated to the performance of 18th Century works, that he co-founded in 2013. Cillian has toured Ireland with Degani Sinfonia and travelled on tour with Camerata Ireland to South America under the direction of renowned pianist Barry Douglas. Recently he has performed with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as part of a side-by-side scheme with the RCS. In summer 2016 he toured Scotland with the Kellie Consort, Scotland’s only pre-professional Baroque ensemble. He performs as violinist with Kirkos ensemble, a group dedicated to the performance of contemporary music, and has performed as soloist in the National Concert Hall with the Irish Association of Youth Orchestra’s Festival Orchestra where he premiered a work by Sam Perkin. As an avid chamber musician, Cillian frequently performs in Ireland and Scotland. He has performed at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, with the Elm Quartet, receiving master-classes from Tamsin Waley Cohen, Vanburgh Quartet and Chiroscuro Quartet. He also performed in the 2016 Aberdeen International Youth Festival with Dohnanyi String Trio. As a conductor, Cillian has, on two occasions, conducted Trinity Orchestra in sell out concerts in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral. He has also conducted concerts with Offbeat Ensemble, Wexford Gateway Orchestra, the RIAM Chamber Orchestra and Dublin Orchestral Players. He has been conductor of the Orchestra of the Irish National Youth Ballet for three years. Cillian is a recipient of the 2016 Arts Council Travel and Training Award.
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