Larissa O'Grady

Larissa O’Grady is a Dublin-based freelance violinist dedicated to performing contemporary music and exploring adventurous interpretations of the standard repertoire.

As a member of Ireland's leading contemporary music group, Crash Ensemble, Larissa has premiered the works of composers such as Donnacha Dennehy, Ann Cleare, Nico Muhly and David Lang. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across three continents and frequently performs with Ireland's RTE orchestras in principal positions.

Larissa’s repertoire encompasses a wide range, from baroque to important 20th century works and new compositions by some of today's most innovative and exciting composers. Her interests include extended violin techniques, collaboration and innovation in music. Larissa has collaborated with musicians, dancers, poets and designers and is currently enrolled in a postgraduate course in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UCD.