"A gasp was heard in the hall last night as Mark & Maggie O'Connor took the stage. Maggie O looked stunning, played beautifully!"
"Mark O'Connor, Maggie O'Connor, Michael Christie and our orchestra are all magnificent. Join us for our most popular concert (so far) this season!"
-Santa Rosa Symphony
"As a technician and as an expressive player, she is formidable, has it all. What I find so special about her, apart from the sheer soulfulness abundant in the music she makes, is her uncanny sense of playing off of and with Mark, knowing when to assert herself and when to be empathetic and supportive."
- David McGee, Deep Roots Magazine
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"Coming Home is a warm and lively acoustic music event. Mark O’Connor has managed to discover and reveal some very high level and intriguing new talent - within his own family!"
- Bela Fleck
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Maggie O'Connor, Violinist and American Fiddler
Violinist and American fiddler Maggie O'Connor performs a variety of musical styles throughout the U.S. and beyond, most recently as a member of the Grammy Award winning O'Connor Band. Frequently performing with her husband, violinist and composer Mark O'Connor, together they have appeared as guest soloists with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Walla Walla Symphony, the Nashville Symphony with the O'Connor Band, and many other symphony orchestras performing his compositions ranging from his "Strings and Threads Suite" to his "Double Violin Concerto" and "Johnny Appleseed Suite." The couple has also performed violin duos around the world, including the Leopold Auer Music Academy in Hungary as well as the Berlin Konzerthaus celebrating the centennial birthday of the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin. Maggie currently tours with the O'Connor Band, whose debut album "Coming Home" won a Grammy Award for "Best Bluegrass Album of the Year" in 2017 at the 59th Grammy Awards. Along with performing, Maggie continues to work as co-director with Mark at O'Connor Method String Camps featuring the lesson book series that is rising in popularity each year. Maggie also makes unique violin peg necklaces to raise funds for scholarships at these camps. Maggie and her husband have a CD titled "Duo," in which, according to David McGee of "Deep Roots Magazine," "standing toe-to-toe with Mark O’Connor at the altar is one thing; doing it when he has a fiddle in his hands quite another. Maggie has been impressing critics and fans alike for some time now but working with her new husband, and appearing with him on this album, is going to vault her into the front ranks of American violinists." Maggie has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in violin performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.