Sinéad O'Halloran Selected as Principal Cellist with EUYO

Sinéad O’Halloran (Image: Julie Daunt)

Sinéad O'Halloran Selected as Principal Cellist with EUYO

Irish cellist to tour with European Union Youth Orchestra in South America and Europe and perform at BBC Proms.

Irish cellist Sinéad O’Halloran has been selected as the 2018/19 Principal Cellist with the European Union Youth Orchestra.

The Orchestra, founded by the late Claudio Abbado, gives musicians from across the European Union an opportunity for professional performances in cities around the world, working with music directors and conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink and Vasily Petrenko. 

O’Halloran studied at CIT Cork School of Music with Joan Scannell and Christopher Marwood, and is currently a student at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. She also performs with Spira Mirabilist and the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

With violinist Mairéad Hickey, O’Halloran is co-artistic director of the Ortús Chamber Music Festival. The festival, taking place in Cork City and County on 23–25 February, is now in its third year and features concerts by young Irish musicians and composers as well as educational and outreach projects. 

To find out more about the European Union Youth Orchestra, visit For more on the Ortús Chamber Music Festival, visit

Published on 22 February 2018

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