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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