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.

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Karen Ní Bhroin is from Co. Wexford, Ireland and is one of Ireland’s leading young female conductors. Karen is a Music Education graduate of Trinity College Dublin and  holds the position of Graduate Assistant Orchestral Conductor at Kent State University, Ohio where she is pursuing her masters in orchestral conducting with Dr. Jungho Kim.

Karen began her musical training at the age of four on tin whistle, concertina and piano with her aunt, Nóra Kavanagh. In 2006 Karen was awarded a place at the RIAM to study clarinet under Fintan Sutton, and won the ESB Electric Ireland Feis Ceoil Senior Clarinet competition 2012.

Leaving the clarinet for the baton, Karen made her conducting debut with Trinity College Orchestra in 2013 in the final year of her degree. Karen has previously studied conducting privately with Neil Thomson,  Robert Houlihan, Denise Ham, John Longstaff and David Brophy. She has also attended conducting courses and classes in Europe and America with Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Neil Varon and John Farrer.

Karen made her debut as a speaker at Talent Talks in 2017 with her talk Facilitating Leadership: Making Music with No Instrument. Recent  clients include Sigmar Recruitment and Car Trawler.

  • 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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