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Elizabeth Cooney


Elizabeth Cooney performs internationally as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader.  London based, she was most recently guest leader of the dynamic and exciting Aurora Orchestra at the Oxford Lieder Festival, having toured with them to Australia in October 2014 as principal violin at the Melbourne Arts Festival for their residency there.  She has also been invited as guest principal to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia orchestras.   She has performed as soloist many times with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, having toured with them and appearing on RTE TV Symphony Sessions.   She will perform on tour with the NSO/Conor Palliser again in April 2015 performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto.   Other orchestras she has appeared as soloist with include the Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra of Sweden, the Slovenian Philharmonic, the Ulster Orchestra (with whom she recorded Mozart's Concerto no.1 for BBC Radio 3) and the RTE Concert Orchestra.

Elizabeth is a keen chamber musician and has performed with pianists John O'Conor, Finghin Collins, Cristina Ortiz, Huw Watkins and Mei Yi Foo among others.   She has performed chamber music recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, the Conway Hall in London, the Weill Hall at Carnegie and at many of the major festivals including Canterbury, Cambridge, West Cork Chamber Music, Edinburgh Fringe and the Musica Nova Festival in Brazil.   In 2014 Elizabeth toured in Ireland with pianist Finghin Collins and cellist Marc Coppey;  in 2015 she touring to music festivals with Finghin Collins performing repertoire for piano and violin by Schubert, Elgar and Szymanowski.    Elizabeth's next tour in Ireland is in May 2017 - see Elizabeth Cooney and Friends


'Intelligent, sensitive, creates wonderfully musical lines'....La Libre Belgique

'An unfailingly beautiful sound'....Martin Adams, The Irish Times

see recent live performances with pianist Daniel Hill Beethoven Sonata No.2

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