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Harmonically Speaking

Maighréad McCrann

Season 1, Ep. 2

Hello and welcome to Harmonically Speaking, the podcast that meets high achievers from the field of music and gives you an insight into their lives.


I'm clarinettist Macdara Ó Seireadáin, and my guest today is violinist Maighréad McCrann. A native of Dublin, she studied Music in Trinity College Dublin and was a student of Brian McNamara at the then College of Music in Dublin before going to Vienna to study with Ersnt Kovacic.


She is currently first konzertmeisterin of the ORF Sinfonieorchester Wien (Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra). In addition to this she is Professor of violin in Graz, and artistic director of the Neuberg masterclasses.


I have always been curious about her experience of moving and studying abroad, winning the audition for her job, and also her pedagogical approach to training the next generation of musician.


Therefore, I was delighted to have the chance to talk to her where I began by asking how she came to play the violin.

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