Eoin Ducrot

Eoin Ducrot | IRL | *1994
Opalio Piano Quintet | Violine

Eoin Ducrot is one of the most exciting Irish violinists of his generation. During his time studying in Ireland, France and Switzerland, he has become an all rounded experienced performer, of solo, chamber music and contemporary repertoire.

Eoin Ducrot is a prize winner at several international and national competitions such as third prize at Rahn Musikpreis 2018 and Credit Suisse Jeune Solistes Competition amongst others. Moreover, he held a scholarship at Rahn Kulturfonds 2017.

He has an official Duo with Italian pianist Chiara Opalio, with whom he won first prize in the HSM Duo Competition. They perform concerts regularly around Europe and are often praised for their sensibility and subtlety combined with impeccable togetherness and risk-taking flair. They have also been personally invited by Sir András Schiff for the Beethoven Festival in Bonn in June 2019.

As co-founder and first violinist of the Opalio Piano Quintet Eoin Ducrot has performed concerts throughout Europe in festivals and theatres. He has also been invited as an open chamber music player to prestigious festivals such as West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Alpenarte, Spotlight Chamber Music and KlangBasel.

Eoin Ducrot has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as Sinfonieorchester Basel, CSM Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra du Conservatoire de Nantes. Eoin Ducrot is a guest player in the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich and the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

As an active enthusiast of contemporary music Eoin Ducrot has premiered many contemporary works for violin and chamber music. At age 17 he received incredible reviews for his premiere of Sam Perkin’s 2nd Violin Concerto Voice, dedicated to Eoin Ducrot.

Eoin Ducrot completed both his Performance Masters and his Specialised Soloist Masters with unanimous maximum marks. He is currently doing post graduate studies under Guy Braunstein and works as the assistant of Raphael Oleg at the Hochschule in Basel.


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