Karen Ní Bhroin

One of Ireland’s Leading International Orchestral Conductors

Through Karen’s work with orchestras world wide, she brings a whole new perspective to the world of business. How do you stay focused? How do you facilitate playing at the highest possible level? How do you reach your audiences? Karen brings a dedicated view of achieving your goals, knowing your potential, limits and always striving to be true.



Karen Ní Bhroin commenced her position as Assistant Conductor to Timothy Redmond and the Winston-Salem Symphony in 2020. Here, she also holds the position of Music Director to their Youth Orchestra program, she is also the conductor of Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Symphony. During the same season, Karen accepted the position of Associate Conductor/Visiting Professor at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Ní Bhroin is from Co. Wexford, Ireland and is one of Ireland’s leading young conductors.

In 2019 Karen was appointed Assistant Director of the Akron Symphony Chorus, Ohio and made her debut with the Akron Symphony Orchestra in 2020.

During Fall 2019 Karen was invited by Winston-Salem Symphony, as guest assistant conductor for their opening concerts of the 2019/2020 season with then new music director, Timothy Redmond. Following this week, she was subsequently offered the full time position.

Ní Bhroin was RTÉ (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) Conductor in Training from 2016-2018 working with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ Philharmonic Choir in Dublin, Ireland. Here Karen worked with Chorus Master, Mark Hindley and the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir along with Principal Guest Conductor, Nathalie Stutzmann.

Summer 2019 saw Karen as Assistant Conductor at National Music Festival USA with conductor Richard Rosenberg. Karen also attended Dartington International Summer School Advanced Conducting programme on full scholarship working with conductors Timothy Redmond and Graeme Jenkins.

Karen was a Britten-Pears Young Artist under Marin Alsop at Snape Maltings, UK during 2018.

In 2017, Karen made her debut with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, conducting a lunchtime concert at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, which was broadcast live for RTÉ Lyric FM.

Conducting Trinity College Orchestra, Dublin in 2013, Karen made her conducting debut while in the final year of her degree. She has participated in masterclasses with George Hurst, Rodolfo Saglembeni, Neil Thomson, John Farrer and John Longstaff.

Karen is a music education graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She earned her Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting at Kent State University, Ohio, where she studied with Dr. Jungho Kim as his Graduate Assistant Conductor.


  • Management and leadership through facilitation
  • Complete focus and concentration when faced with deadlines and on the podium
  • Managing self care and awareness while also managing energy given for the output desired


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