Karen Ní Bhroin


“Karen Ní Bhroin, a young Irish musician with a rising reputation, conducted… As well as giving an explosive, quickfire account of Beethoven’s Symphony No 8, the Camerata showed their finesse in his Piano Concerto No 1 in C major…”
– Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian

About Karen

With a career on both sides of the Atlantic attracting attention wherever she conducts, Karen Ní Bhroin is one of Ireland’s leading young conductors. This season she makes her debut with London Symphony Orchestra in London, Sinfonia Viva, and returns to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Manchester Camerata having made her debut with them all last season. She is Music Director for a production of Breathwork with Irish National Opera and conducts the Irish Chamber Orchestra with soprano Ailish Tynan. This summer Karen will make her debut at Bregenzer Festspiele with a new commission by composer Éna Brennan. Karen has also been named a Taki-Alsop 2024 Award Recipient.

Creator of And Other Duties, The Life of the Assistant ConductorKaren is on a mission to change conducting education: to teach the things that are not usually taught and to create a forum for honest conversations and communication. As a partner with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Karen is developing, conducting and presenting the orchestra’s community and education programmes over the next three years.

And Other Duties

And Other Duties, hosted by Karen Ní Bhroin highlights the lives of conductors from all over the world, telling their stories of what it is Assistant Conductors really do.

24/26 Taki Alsop Conducting Award Recipient
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