Marieclaire graduated with a Masters in Classical String Performance from The University of Limerick in 2018 under the guidance of Katherine Hunka, leader of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. She was awarded the RTE Lyric FM String Scholarship to complete her studies. In 2012 she graduated from the Cork School of Music with Bachelor of Music Honours under the guidance of renowned violinist Ruxandra Petcu-Colan. She has also completed her postgraduate studies in violin performance with the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. She is currently studying violin with Raquel Castro in Barcelona, Spain.
Marieclaire has had a keen interest in orchestral playing from the beginning. Most recently she lead the Esker Festival Orchestra on their 2017 tour. Marieclaire has played with many orchestras in Ireland including the Hibernian Orchestra, Fishamble Sinfonia, SinfoNua and the Academos ensemble with the Irish Chamber Orchestra. She has toured extensively throughout Ireland, Italy and America playing many prestigious venues including the NCH Dublin, Boston Symphony Hall, Chicago Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall, New York.
Marieclaire has participated in many master classes over the years, mostly notably with violinists Baiba Skride, Catherine Leonard and baroque violinist Debbie Diamond. She has participated in chamber classes with members of the Vanburgh Quartet, Aoife Nic Athlaoich, Robin Panter, Rita Manning and Charles Peltz. Marieclaire is part of the Irish Chamber Orchestra Academos ensemble and recently recorded a new composition by Sam Perkins for RTE Lyric as part of the ensemble.
Marieclaire is 1st violinist with the Amoroso Quartet. The quartet has just completed a two year residency as the apprentice quartet for The Galway Music Residency, under the guidance of the RTE ConTempo Quartet. The quartet was invited to play last summer as part of the Boyne Music Festival and are looking forward to more concert dates in the 2018/19 season.
As a session violinist Marieclaire has recorded and performed with many artists such as Lisa Hannigan, Hermitage Green, We Lived in Cities and I Am Niamh. Marieclaire has a great interest in teaching and has been on staff with the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Sing Out With Strings programme and Athenry Music School.