Siobhan Cronin, classically trained violinist, performs regularly with internationally recognized artists and touring shows, including the Trans Siberian Orchestra, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Earth Wind & Fire, Ricky Martin, Disturbed, Katharine McPhee, Sarah McLachlan, Rod Stewart, and Il Volo. She has performed with Tony Award winning singer and actress, Audra McDonald, as well as Grammy award-winning American classical pianist, Emanuel Ax. In 2016, she performed in concert with Placido Domingo, as well as renowned Wagnerian soprano Christine Goerke. In January of 2017, Siobhan was invited to join the Cinematic Rock/Metal band, Starset, as their touring violinist. Since 2017 she has done several extensive world tours where she performed in venues across the United States, Europe, Russia, and Japan and internationally recognized festivals such as the Download Festival in the UK and Rock Am Ring in Germany. She will be joining them again in the fall for another North American tour.
As an orchestral musician, Siobhan has performed as both a violinist and violist with a number of symphonies. She served as Principal Violist of the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of the Michigan Philharmonic, Concertmaster of the University of Michigan Campus Symphony Orchestra, Principal Violist of the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster of the Miami Chamber Orchestra, and Principal Second Violinist with the Miami Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the University of Michigan Symphony orchestra in the 2013-2014 season, Siobhan played on the 2015 Grammy-nominated recording of Milhaud’s Orestian triology. In the 2016-2017 season, Siobhan performed as a violinist and violist with the Palm Beach Symphony, The Southwest Florida Symphony, as well as the Villages Philharmonic Orchestra. She is currently a member of the violin section for Miami’s Nu Deco Ensemble, an energetic and virtuosic chamber orchestra, as well as the Miami City Ballet. She has played in some of the country’s most renowned venues including the Lincoln Center in New York City, the Chicago Symphony Hall, Detroit’s For Theater, and the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.
In addition to her symphonic experience, Siobhan is an active chamber musician. She has performed in a number of trios and quartets in venues such as the Betsy Hotel in South Beach, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Siobhan has also appeared as a soloist in recitals and with a number of orchestras in the United States and abroad. In the 2016-2017 season, she delivered several performances as a soloist with Filarmonia Xalapa in Veracruz, Mexico as well as with the Camarata Palafoxiana in Puebla. In addition to her solo appearances with orchestra, Siobhan has performed in many recitals both in the United States and abroad in Germany and the Czech Republic. She continues to make frequent appearances as both a classical and electronic soloist, performing regularly at a number of the elite hotels, venues, and nightclubs in the South Florida area.
Siobhan is also actively involved in arts and music marketing and administration. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Miami Chamber Orchestra where she is involved with fund-raising, marketing, event planning, and recruiting. She also serves as a routine contractor and has assembled small groups and full orchestras for a number of artists, shows, and venues. Siobhan has also appeared on a number of TV and news broadcasts and serves as co-host of a monthly radio show on WJR radio Detroit, where she discusses arts, education, and music. She is also is a regular writer and producer of custom music for numerous shows and radio spots on WJR Detroit.
She has studied with and performed in master classes for a number of distinguished artists and chamber groups, including Midori, Andrés Cárdenes, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Sylvie Gazeau, Heidi Castleman, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. She has been actively involved in orchestral and chamber music festivals, including the Miami Music Festival, The St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, The Red Rocks Music Festival, as well as the International Music Academy Plzen.
Siobhan received her undergraduate degrees in Violin performance and Economics from the University of Michigan where she also completed her Masters Degree in Violin and Viola performance. She enjoys running, reading, and writing nonfiction essays, and has spent the last several months studying part time with one of her all time favorite writers from the New York Times, Tim Kreider. She is a native of the Metro Detroit area, and graduated from Cranbrook Kingswood, the place where she first discovered the violin.