Tara Helen O'Connor

tara helen oconnorTara Helen O'Connor (flute) has performed in 14 festivals in Charleston, returning this year for a 15th performance. She recently performed in New York (the 30th anniversary of "Wall to Wall Bach" at Symphony Space) and Paris (the premiere of a new work written for her by composer John Zorn). She appears regularly at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest and Music from Angel Fire, and is a member of the New Millennium Ensemble, the woodwind ensemble Windscape, the chamber ensemble Andalucian Dogs and the Bach Aria Group. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, O'Connor was the first wind player chosen to participate in The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's CMS Two residency. A Grammy nominee, her next CD release will feature the Bach flute sonatas. She teaches at Purchase College Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music and the Bard College Conservatory of Music.
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