Krystin  O'Mara

Krystin O'Mara

Artist Affiliate, Guitar

Contact Information

Phone: 440.665.7047

Office Hours: Fridays, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Academic Degrees

B.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music
M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music
Postgraduate Certificate, Cleveland Institute of Music

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Hailed as "someone to watch" for possessing "wonderful technique as well as keen musical sensibilities" by, classical guitarist Krystin O'Mara’s dazzling soloistic capabilities render her an extraordinary talent with captivating sound quality, intense musicality, and interpretive clarity.

In recent seasons, Ms. O’Mara has appeared on several concert series throughout America, including the Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival (performance guitar exhibition), the Princeton Sound Kitchen, the New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University, the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society Local Artists and Rising Stars Series, Playhouse Square's Summer Garden Series, Stars in the Classics Chamber Music Series, and the US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium. Ms. O'Mara has recorded for Centaur and Albany records and her first solo CD, entitled OBSESSION, was recorded to critical acclaim and features a similarly titled piece written for her by award-winning composer Viet Cuong, which won the 2014 Boston Guitarfest Composition Competition.

Ms. O'Mara received advanced degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with world-renown, Grammy Award-wining guitarist Jason Vieaux, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Julian Gray.

Her scholarly interests include performing audience-accessible traditional Classical works to modern audiences, commissioning/performing new music, chamber music, and expanding classical guitar repertoire through arranging. 

Professional Activities

Krystin is a frequent solo performer and is a member of the guitar and saxophone duo Duende.

She has released two albums:
-OBSESSION, first solo CD released in 2013 to critical acclaim
-Travel Notebook, released on Centaur Records in 2015

She is a 2012 Prizewinner of the James Stroud Classical Guitar Competition.

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