Described by Franco Gulli as a great talent, Héloïse Geoghegan made her debut at the age of 16 recording Saint-Saens’ violin concerto No.3 with the RTE Concert orchestra of Ireland.  In 2010 she made her American debut at Carnegie Hall in New York, and soon after at the Wigmore Hall in London.

Born in Dublin, Héloïse began studying the violin at the age of six and went on to win many international competitions both within and outside her own age group.

Upon finishing school she was awarded a 2-year scholarship to study in Florence at the ‘Scuola di Musica di Fiesole’ . There she specialised in chamber music performance with the critically acclaimed  Trio di Milano.

Héloïse went on to obtain her Masters Degree and Konzertexamen both with 1st class honours at the historic Hochschule für Musik und Theater - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in Leipzig, under the guidance of Prof. Mariana Sirbu.

In 2006 she also completed a Master's degree in Classical String Performance at The University of Limerick in Ireland, where she was Artist in Residence with the Trio Bellatrix.

During her studies Héloïse took Masterclasses with Stefan Georghiu, Jean Jacques Kantorow, Emanuel Borok, Bruno Giuranna, Nora Chastain and Menahem Pressler.

Whilst studying Héloïse was awarded a place in the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig and later in the Leipzig Radio Orchestra - Mittel Deutsche Rundfunk, under the baton of prestigious conductors such as Herbert Bloomstedt, Sir Roger Norrington, Fabio Luisi, Riccardo Chailly, David Zinman, Russell Davis, Kurt Masur. She also collaborated with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Camerata Ireland, the chamber orchestra founded by pianist Barry Douglas.

Héloïse made her debut as a soloist at the National Concert Hall in Dublin with the National Symphony Orchestra, performing Chausson’s Poème.

She was invited back to perform both Mendelssohn’s violin concerto and the Bruch violin concerto, the latter of which was broadcast live throughout Europe receiving great critical accolades.

Apart from her soloist activities, Heloise has a great passion for chamber music and has played with internationally renowned artists such as Mariana Sirbu, Bruno Giuranna, Phillip Moll, Tatjana Masurenko, Christian Giger and the Kronos Quartet, giving concerts at major venues, including the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, Casa da Musica in Porto, the Schumann Haus, the Mendelssohn Haus, Leipzig…

Heloise also taken part in important festivals such as the West Cork International Chamber Music Festival, Gstaad Festival, Festival de Saint Denis, Festival of Lake Como, Suolsalmi in Finland, Ponte de Lima Festival, Mozart in Ortigia, Toscana Classica and the Festival of the Pontine Sermoneta …

Heloise recently recorded a CD in with the German pianist Beatrice Berthold, produced by Radio Bremen in Germany.

In 2012 she was successful in leader auditions in both the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Sweden-and the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Germany and became Professor of violin at the Conservatory Stanislao Giacomantonio in Cosenza.

Héloïse plays a violin Tommaso Carcassi of 1731

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