Larissa O’Grady is a violinist based in Ireland

🐚 Curious about interdisciplinary collaboration

Larissa O’Grady is a violinist based in Ireland, creating collaborative work with artists across a variety of disciplines. An Irish violinist dedicated to performing contemporary music and exploring adventurous interpretations of the standard repertoire, Larissa recently performed as the Music Network RESONATE Artist in Residence at the Dock Arts Centre in Leitrim and as an Artist in Residence at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.

As a member of Ireland’s leading contemporary music group, Crash Ensemble, Larissa has premiered the works of composers such as Donnacha Dennehy, Ann Cleare, Nico Muhly and David Lang. Larissa’s repertoire encompasses a wide range, from baroque to important 20th century works and her interests include extended violin techniques, collaboration and innovation in music and sound. Orchestral music making is also an important part of Larissa’s career and she performs regularly with Ireland’s foremost opera orchestra, Irish National Opera.

Larissa has worked with musicians, dancers, poets and designers and she has recently completed the Postgraduate Certificate course in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University College Dublin. 

Larissa plays a 2021 Christian Bayon violin, supported by Music Network’s Music Capital Scheme, funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Music Network is funded by The Arts Council.