Michelle L O’Connor has been performing for over 30 years. She studied medieval vielle with Shira Kammen, earned a Masters in Ritual Chant & Song from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (University of Limerick), and studied music at Brown University. She has performed internationally with an eclectic variety of ensembles, including Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI, Keltia Productions, and The Boston Camerata, and Class V Music, an ensemble dedicated to creating music on whitewater rafting trips. Recently she performed the show ‘Stars & Stones’ for Cístermusica Festival (2019) in Portugal with tenor Wolodymyr Smishkewych: a program of Irish, British, French, German, and Iberian Troubadour repertoire. During her time living in Limerick, she was privileged to perform with the Limerick Philharmonic Orchestra, the University of Limerick Orchestra, and to teach violin/fiddle/viola & voice at Redemptorist Centre of Music and Mid-West Vocal Academy & Music School. Michelle has returned to the San Francisco Bay Area, California, where she lives with her husband and eight birds.
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, University of British Columbia, UC Berkeley, Brown University, and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).