Larissa O’Grady is a contemporary violinist based in Ireland

🐚 Curious about interdisciplinary collaboration

Larissa O’Grady is an Irish violinist dedicated to performing contemporary music and exploring adventurous interpretations of the standard repertoire.

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. 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’s repertoire encompasses a wide range, from baroque to important 20th century works and new compositions by some of today’s most innovative and exciting composers. Her interests include extended violin techniques, collaboration and innovation in music. Larissa has collaborated with musicians, dancers, poets and designers and 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.