Conor Sheil was born in Dublin and studied clarinet and piano in the DIT School of Music (now conservatory). His clarinet teachers included Joe Coughlan and Brian O’Rourke.

Conor performs for orchestras all over the country and has worked consistently for opera.

Recent theater work  includes ‘Improbable Frequency’ and ‘Taming Of The Shrew’ with Rough Magic and Sweeney Todd and ‘Streetcar named Desire’ at the Gate.

Conor Performed solo clarinet for TV documentaries: ‘The Irish Pub’ and ‘Older Than Ireland’.

As an orchestral musician Conor has been engaged by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and many freelance groups.

He has worked consistently in opera for Opera Theatre Company and for Wexford Opera Festival with both of whom he has enjoyed a long association.

Regarding tea and coffee – definitely “low fat” in tea and “normal milk” in coffee, he says.