"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 is a member of the Grammy Award winning Mark O'Connor Band, and performs in a duo with her husband, violinist and composer Mark O’Connor. Most recently, they have started a live weekly virtual show titled "Mondays with Mark and Maggie", in which the two perform and share stories about their musical experiences and feature special guests that have included Rachel Barton Pine, Máiréad Nesbitt, Jonathan Wilson, Kelly Hall-Tomkins, Xavier Foley, and more. With a unique background in both traditional classical violin training and American musical styles, Maggie continues her mission to show that violinists can and should participate in everything the instrument has to offer. Through the Mark O’Connor Band Maggie has performed at the 59th Grammy Awards Ceremony in 2017 where the group won “Best Bluegrass Album of the Year”. With the group, she has recorded in the studio on violin and vocals with Zac Brown, performed with the Zac Brown Band in stadiums including Fenway Park to audiences of over 20,000 people a night, worked with renowned Nashville producer Tony Brown, and recorded with Paul Simon. She has regularly performed at the Grand Ole Opry with her husband in both the duo and band configurations. In the classical world, she has performed with her husband around the globe, including the Leopold Auer Music Academy in Hungary as featured soloists and the Berlin Konzerthaus celebrating the centennial birthday of the legendary violinst Yehudi Menuhin. They have appeared with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Walla Walla Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, and many more orchestras performing Mark’s compositions: "Strings and Threads Suite”, "Double Violin Concerto" and "Johnny Appleseed Suite". Along with performing, Maggie continues to work as co-director with her husband for O'Connor Method String Camps featuring the lesson book series that is rising in popularity each year. Maggie is also a visual artist and jewelry artisan, making unique violin peg necklaces to raise funds for scholarships at these camps providing about ten scholarships a year for students in need. Maggie has appeared on multiple recordings both singing and playing violin with the Mark O’Connor Band, ranging from their Grammy winning album “Coming Home”, to “Mark O’Connor Band Live”, as well as Zac Brown produced singles “In my Blood” and “Casino”. Maggie and her husband’s first recording project together is 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." Growing up in Georgia, Maggie learned American musical styles in a family band and various ensembles, and continued her classical studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where she earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in violin performance.