intermediate orchestra

The Intermediate Orchestra brings string, brass, woodwind and percussion players together for the first time in an orchestral setting. The players’ ages range from 11 to 17 years depending on their instrument, and with over 120 players, it is the largest of the four orchestras.

Our conductor

Cillian O’ Breachain

Cillian O’ Breachain

Cillian O’ Breachain holds a Masters in Music Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he studied Violin under the tutelage of Chris George. He has also studied Baroque Violin with Huw Daniel, Traditional Fiddle with Alisdair McCullough and Conducting with Alasdair Mitchell. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Music Education, majoring in violin performance under the tuition of Maeve Broderick.

As a conductor, Cillian has been performed in concerts with Trinity Orchestra, Kirkos Ensemble, Offbeat Ensemble, Co-Orch., Wexford Gateway Orchestra, St. Agnes’ Late Starters Orchestra, DYO Concert Orchestra, the RIAM Chamber Orchestra, the St. Agnes’ Chamber Orchestra and Dublin Orchestral Players. Cillian has also been conductor of the Orchestra of the Irish National Youth Ballet since 2014 and has just been granted the position of conductor of the DYO Intermediate Orchestra.

As an orchestral violinist, Cillian has performed and recorded with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, the RTE Concert Orchestra and with Camerata Ireland with whom he has toured Spain, France, Finland, South America, China and India. Cillian has also performed with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Irish National Opera, Scottish Opera and with Wexford Festival Opera where in 2018 he was awarded the Liam Healy Bursary.

Manager: Rathe Hollinghuminter@dyo.ie