Dublin born Fiachra de hOra (20) is quickly becoming one of Ireland’s most prominent young musicians, and is in regular demand as a soloist and chamber musician. He is in his first year of bachelor studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, studying with Nobuko Imai and Marjolein Dispa. His previous teachers include Maria Kelemen, Ronald Masin and Simon Aspell in Ireland.
As a soloist he gave a sold-out evening recital Ireland's National Concert Hall in 2019, and featured as a young platform artist with a recital in the Westport Festival of Chamber Music in the West of Ireland in the same year. He has performed as a soloist with the Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra playing Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, the Ulster Orchestra with Walton viola concerto and the CvA Orchestra playing Brahms Viola concerto. He won 3rd prize and the audience prize in the Netherlands National Viola competition 2019.
He plays with a bow by Ivano Conti donated through the inaugural International Master Course held in the National Concert Hall Dublin in August. He plays on a Bertrand Galen viola supported by Music Network’s Music Capital Scheme.