Hilda O’Mahony (Violin)

Hilda is a past student of Dutch/Hungarian Professor, Ronald Masin. As a soloist, Hilda has performed nationally since the age of 7, receiving various prizes at the Feis Ceoil & represented Ireland in the Schontal International Violin Competition, Germany at 16 years old. Hilda has been selected to take part in many national & international masterclasses notably with Galina Turchananinova, Gyula Stuller, Christian Favre, Nikolaj Znaider, Olivier Charlier, Aaron Boyd, Barry Douglas, Viviane Hagner.
With careful reflection, Hilda decided to take a clean break from her violin studies to pursue another field of study. This pursuit led her to attain a Degree in Psychology & a Masters in Speech & Language Therapy. However, after an 8 year journey, in the pursuit of the ‘right road’, Hilda returned to her music. She completed her Postgraduate Studies in Music Performance with Honours at the DIT Conservatory of Music under the guidance of David O Doherty. Here, Hilda was the recipient of the Conservatories many prizes including an award for the Anne Leahy Travel Bursary. This helped Hilda further her music studies at the International Academy in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. 

A keen chamber musician, Hilda has engaged in many projects as a violin/piano ensemble. In 2015, she completed a residency program as part of the KBC Great Music in Irish Houses Festival performing in the S​upport Act concert in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. From 2015-2016 she was appointed the position Galway Music Residency Apprenticeship where her duo ensemble were guided under the RTEs Con Tempo. She was invited to perform in Sweden’s International Chamber Music Festival, the Aurora Festival, where she lead the second violins of the Aurora Symphony Orchestra.  

Hilda loves exploring the different elements of classical music particularly those with folk influences such as the Argentine Tangos, Spanish Flamencos as well as her love for Film Music. Hilda is one of the co founding members of the Hibertango Quintet.

Hilda teaches privately at her home in Dublin.