Visiting Instructor in Music; Faculty, Bard College Conservatory of Music
Primary Academic Program: Music
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Bard Conservatory of Music, Bard Conservatory of Music: Graduate Choral Conducting, Bard Conservatory of Music: Graduate Orchestral Conducting
Biography:Dublin native Isabelle O’Connell is a pianist who has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, and in solo/chamber concerts at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, and Symphony Space in New York; Princeton University; Chicago Cultural Center; Cleveland Museum of Art; Detroit Institute of the Arts; Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center; Millennium Hall in Tokyo; National Gallery of Ireland; and Sydney Conservatoire. Guest performances with Alarm Will Sound, Crash Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, ConTempo String Quartet, Meredith Monk, American Symphony Orchestra, and others. O’Connell, a Fulbright Scholar, previously taught at Diller-Quaile School of Music, Lucy Moses School, and Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division, in New York City; Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, New York; and Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. She has given master classes and workshops at, among others, Queen’s University, Belfast; European Piano Teachers’ Association, New Zealand School of Music; Dublin Institute of Technology; and Cork School of Music. She is cofounder of Grand Band, which has recorded live on WQXR; has served as artistic codirector of “New Music, New Ireland, New York” at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; and was collaborative pianist and artist in residence at Banff Centre for the Arts. Recordings on Diatribe, Innova, and Lyric labels.
BA, Royal Irish Academy of Music; MM, Manhattan School of Music. At Bard since 2014.