Mark O'Connor

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Born: 1961/08/05
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, USA
Years Active: 1974-present
Genres: Country, Bluegrass, Classical, Jazz

Mark O'Connor (born August 5, 1961 in Seattle, Washington) is an American violinst, fiddler and composer. He performs and composes in genres including classical, Hot Swing, bluegrass, and country. O'Connor is also a music teacher. O'Connor's music is wide-ranging, critically acclaimed, and he has received numerous awards for both his playing and his composition. As a teenager he won national string instrument championships for his virtuoso playing of the guitar and mandolin as well as on the fiddle. His mentors include Texas old-time fiddler Benny Thomasson who taught O'Connor to fiddle as a teenager, French jazz violinist St├ęphane Grappelli with whom O'Connor toured as a teenager and guita... Continue Bio >>

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