Bard Faculty

Isabelle O'Connell

Visiting Instructor in Music

Primary Academic Program: Music


B.A., Royal Irish Academy of Music; M.M., Manhattan School of Music. Pianist. 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 also given master classes and workshops at Queen's University, Belfast; European Piano Teachers' Association; New Zealand School of Music; Dublin Institute of Technology; and Cork School of Music, among others. She is cofounder of Grand Band, which has recorded live on WQXR; has served as coartistic director 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. Concerti performances with National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; solo/chamber concerts at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert 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. Recordings on Diatribe, Innova, and Lyric labels. At Bard since 2014.


Phone: 845-758-6822