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Máiréad Nesbitt Celtic Violinist

Internationally acclaimed violinist, Máiréad  Nesbitt, is recognized by millions of fans around the globe as a founding member of  the phenomenon group, Celtic Woman. Her uniquely enchanting performances have enthralled generations of concert goers on every continent.

 

Both a Grammy ™ and Emmy ™ nominated artist and composer, she is the featured Celtic violinist on all 11  Celtic  Woman albums, each achieving  the #1  slot on the Billboard  World  Music  Chart. In addition, she has two Billboard charting solo albums to her credit, 

 

Hailed as a “demon  of  a  fiddle  player” by the NY Times, Máiréad made her Broadway debut as featured instrumentalist in “Rocktopia”, a box office smash which blends the panache of classical music masterpieces with the hard driving force of classic rock and roll.

Having been a featured guest soloist with major orchestras both in the  USA and internationally,  including the City of Hong Kong Chamber  Orchestra, The Berne Symphony Orchestra and The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Máiréad has the distinction of having performed  for  three US  Presidents at both The Whitehouse and Pentagon. 

 

Additional performances include  iconic  venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Red  Rocks Amphitheater and Hyde  She was featured soloist in Carnegie Hall, for the Way of the Rain, created by renowned environmental artist Sibylle Szaggars Redford and composer Tim Janis in November 2017.  Máiréad is also guest soloist for this year in Carnegie Hall on November 30th 2018 for CHRISTMAS WITH TIM JANIS.

 

Not one to rest on her laurels, Máiréad has partnered with a top violin luthier to launch her  own  violin  line, the Máiréad Nesbitt Celtic Violin Collection.

 

A former All-Ireland  fiddle champion and past member of the National  Youth  Orchestra  of  Ireland,  she completed her studies at the  CIT  Cork School of Music and at London’s prestigious Royal  Academy of Music.  Coming from a gifted family with strong musical heritage, together they released the album “Devil’s Bit Sessions”,  which charted on the on the Billboard  World Music Charts. Her latest solo release, Hibernia, features Máiréad performing original compositions that range from beautiful slow airs to ferociously fast paced Irish reels.

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