The following musicians played in one or more orchestras in DYO and have gone on to successful professional careers.

Lists of former players who are now professional musicians

 

Catriona Ryan

Principal Flute, RTÉ NSO

 

Peter Whelan

bassoon, Scottish Chamber Orchestra

 

John Hearne

bassoon, professional freelance

 

Siobhan Ni Ghriofa

violin, RTE Concert Orchestra

 

Sarah McMahon

‘cello, Calino Quartet

 

Richard Sweeney

‘cello and early music, professional freelance

 

Suzanne Brennan

clarinet, professional freelance

 

Jeffrey Ledwidge

clarinet, now professional bass baritone

 

Robert Mahon

violin, deputising NSO and teacher

 

Feargal O’Dornain

professional freelance

 

Aoife Dowdall

violin, RTÉ NSO

 

Maeve Shiel

double bass, professional freelance

 

Conor O’Riordan

tuba, RTÉ Concert Orchestra

 

John Ryan

horn, London Symphony Orchestra

 

Eoin Quinlan

‘cello, freelance professional and teacher

 

Laoise O’Brien

flute and recorder, professional freelance

 

Ruth Hickey

clarinet, professional freelance

 

Mark Downes

trombone, Garda Band

 

Sarah Moffat

violin, professional freelance, London

 

Daire Halpin

flute, professional soprano

 

Tara Lee Byrne

‘cello, professional freelance London

 

Peter Gahan

horn, professional band – Copper Heads

 

Roddy O’Keeffe

trombone, teacher and manager IYWE

 

Diarmuid Frain

percussion, Garda Band

 

Cuan Barra O’Seiridan

horn, professional, Germany

 

Kate Hearne

‘cello, professional, early music

 

Paula Hughes

‘cello, professional freelance

 

Aoife Durnin

violin, professional

 

Nicky Sweeney

violin, Irish Chamber Orchestra

 

Clare Cherry

‘cello, runs her own music school

 

Eimear Saunders

double bass and oboe, teacher

 

David Collins

trumpet, professional freelance

 

Colm Byrne

trumpet, RTÉ NSO

 

Gavin Moloney

violin, conductor, RTÉ NSO and RTÉ Concert orchestra

 

Eimear O’Brien

horn, teacher and orchestra manager

 

Alice Nolan

flute, professional freelance

 

Niall Harvey

trombone, Army Band, southern command