Laoise O'Brien enjoys an active career in the Irish arts scene where she embodies several roles. A professional recorder player, she has been described in the press as a crusader with mesmerising skills and boundless imagination. Laoise has been championing the recorder since discovering the versatility and virtuosity of this historic instrument while a student of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
For the past twenty years, Laoise has promoted the recorder through concert performances, education, recording, and broadcasting, working with all the major ensembles and arts organisations in Ireland. She has travelled extensively throughout the country performing at festivals, concert series, and as part of educational projects.
In recent years, Laoise has enjoyed a successful career as a music producer working on multiple recording projects, mostly in the classical and folk music genres. In addition to producing music for albums, video, radio and online broadcast, Laoise has delivered workshops and talks on the art of recording in an effort to encourage a greater understanding of what happens behind the glass. She holds a part-time position at the TU Dublin Conservatoire where she works for the university in the area of music production.
Laoise is passionate about connection within the music community and regularly undertakes projects which reach music lovers of all ages. She is a member of the board of the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, part of the programming committee of Music in Kilkenny, and sits on the Local Music Education Partnership of Music Generation Kilkenny.