For the past fifteen years, Teresa O’Donnell has worked as a freelance harpist and singer throughout Ireland, Europe and USA, having graduated with an Honours Degree in Music and Irish from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Performance and Musicology. Teresa began her harp studies with the late Sr. Eugene McCabe at Mount Sackville School, and later studied with the renowned French harpist Sebastien Lipman, and attended masterclasses with Professor Witsenberg, Han Ann Liu and other international harpists.
In 2000, Teresa received a Licentiate Diploma from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and a fellowship from Trinity College London. Teresa worked for four years as Music Education Officer for the Music Association of Ireland, organising concerts and workshops and was Assistant Administrator for Music in Great Irish Houses Festival 2005-2007. In 2012, she was awarded a PhD in Music Education at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra where she also lectured.
Although originally from a classical background, she is equally at home in a multitude of genres from jazz, pop and traditional Celtic music to Broadway shows. A diverse musician, she has appeared on stage with Andrea Bocelli, Sinead O’ Connor, The Chieftains, The Celtic Tenors, Brian Kennedy, Tommy Fleming and Katherine Jenkins. Teresa has appeared on B.B.C., R.T.E. and C.N.N.