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Nicky Sweeny

Nicky is in demand as a freelance chamber and orchestral musician in the UK where she has lived since she gained her 1st Class Honours performance degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She studied with David Takeno and won every violin competition during her time there.  She has been Assistant Leader/Principal 2nd with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Nash Ensemble, Manchester Camerata and London Mozart Players. She frequently records music for tv, film and pop in London and loves playing different types of music. Highlights include recording and live shows with Stevie Wonder.

Nicky has been Assistant Leader of ICO for more than twenty years and loves her connection with Ireland. She has been very lucky to lead the orchestra on several major tours, to South America, Europe and the USA. She has played numerous concertos, double concertos and chamber music with her fabulous colleagues. Her recent CD recording of Moeran Violin Duos with Darragh Morgan was Gramophone magazine’s editor’s choice and was praised in the Strad magazine also.

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