Mark O’Connor is a multi-Grammy winning American jazz, folk, classical violinist/composer and author. His orchestral concertos and symphonies have received over 500 performances around the country, and his million-seller “Appalachia Waltz” is one of the most loved string pieces since Barber’s “Adagio.” Mr. O’Connor is also an eloquent spokesman for the role of the arts in society and a keen observer of the evolution of American music.
Download MP3: “Appalachia Waltz”
Hometown: Seattle, Washington, United States
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