Mark O'Connor

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About Mark O'Connor

Mark O'Connor is an astonishingly versatile American violinist and composer who has had exceptional success melding various genres of music -- country and bluegrass, jazz and classical -- into his own unique style and voice. Since emerging in the mid-'70s, he has won multiple Grammy Awards, composed nine influential concertos, and appeared on over 450 albums. In addition to his solo work, he has collaborated with a wealth of diverse musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Renée Fleming, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Alison Krauss, and Marin Alsop. He also has a playing method program that is widely used by string students.

Seattle, WA, United States of America
August 5, 1961