Larissa O’Grady is an Irish violinist dedicated to performing contemporary music and exploring adventurous interpretations of the standard repertoire. Recently performing as the Music Network RESONATE Artist in Residence at the Dock Arts Centre in Leitrim.
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.
2021 Mentorship with violinists Jennifer Koh and Mari Kimura // 2022 Mentorship with Mira Benjamin, Miranda Cuckson and Astrid Baumgardner.
Mentorship kindly supported by Dublin City Council and the Arts Council of Ireland.
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.