Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Ortús Chamber Music Festival, established in Cork in 2016, Sinéad is passionate about bringing together Irish and international musicians for concerts, education work and audience development in the wider community.
An avid chamber musician, Sinéad has collaborated with musicians including Tasmin Little, Anthony Marwood, Timothy Ridout and the Vanbrugh Quartet. In October 2020 she made her Wigmore Hall debut at the invitation of Steven Isserlis as part of the IMS Prussia Cove Autumn Tour. As Principal Cellist of the European Union Youth Orchestra she led the section at numerous high profile events, including the BBC Proms and The Armistice Day 100 Years Anniversary Ceremony, performing at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe during a ceremony marking the centenary of the end of World War I in front of 84 Heads of State and world leaders, and a live television audience of millions. At the invitation of Maestro Iván Fischer, she is a regular guest with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, touring extensively and performing in some of the world’s finest concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Het Concertgebouw.
She has also performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Spira Mirabilis and the iPalpiti Ensemble of International Laureates. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, SInéad is currently an Erasmus Masters student with Hannah Roberts at the Royal Northern College of Music, having graduated with a First Class Honours with Gregor Horsch at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. Sinéad gratefully acknowledges support from the Arts Council of Ireland, Music Network, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Cork City Arts Office, DAAD and Deutschlandstipendium.