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Inis Oírr Asano

Inis Oírr Asano (b. 2000) is a violist, violinist and recorder player studying under Paul Silverthorne and Anna Stegmann, with a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Inis Oírr joined the National Youth Orchestra (GB) in 2017 and has performed concerts at venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Inis Oírr was also given the opportunity to open the Last Night of the Proms in 2016 with the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble at the RAH. She returned to NYO in 2018 as a Leverhulme Arts Scholar and Wolfson Scholar, leading the viola section in their Spring Tour.

Before joining the Senior Department of RAM, Inis Oírr attended the Junior Department, where she was awarded the Senior Category Viola Prize in her final year. In addition to her extensive viola playing, Inis Oírr has achieved ABRSM Diplomas in violin, recorder and piano and is a keen trumpet player. In 2017, she was a finalist in the Senior Solo Category of the ORDA Recorder Competitions in Amsterdam, whilst her duet was awarded the Royal Wind Prize. Whilst at school, Inis Oírr enjoyed studying academic music at Higher Level International Baccalaureate.

Inis Oírr is looking forward to her second year of touring with the European Union Youth Orchestra!