Help Sinéad buy her dream cello!

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Raised by 112 people in 9 months
My name is Sinéad O'Halloran and I am a 24 year old Irish cellist currently based in Germany. I am reaching out to you to ask for your kind help in raising the funds to purchase a 1780 English cello made by the luthier Benjamin Banks. Thanks to the generosity of private donors, I have so far fundraised 2/3rds of the funds, however with the deadline quickly approaching, I need your help to reach the final balance.

I immediately fell in love with this cello, being blown away by its incredible colour palette, rich tones and ability to project so well in big concert halls.  As musicians, our instruments are our voices and hence finding an instrument that is such a good match is essential. 

As I enter the next stage of my career, competing internationally and attending auditions with the hope of winning a position in one of the world's top ensembles, it will be invaluable for me to have access to such a top-quality instrument.  

I would be extremely grateful for any assistance you can offer. I would absolutely love to add my own chapter to the 240 year legacy that this beautiful cello has had to date.  







Sinéad O‘Halloran is currently Principal Cellist of the European Union Youth Orchestra. In 2016 she co-founded the Ortús Chamber Music Festival with violinist Mairéad Hickey, seeking to highlight the musical ability and innovation of young Irish musicians and composers while bridging connections with musicians around the world. She was recently selected by Maestro Ivan Fischer for the Budapest Festival  Orchestra Apprenticeship Scheme. She has also performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Spira Mirabilis & iPalpiti Ensemble of International Laureates.  www.sineadohalloran.com 

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I am so delighted to share with you all that, as of today, this beautiful instrument is officially mine! I have been so overwhelmed by the support and I truly cannot thank you enough. I am so excited for all of the adventures that I will get to share with this beautiful cello and I hope that I will be able to share some of these adventures with you! You can keep up to date with my events via my website (sineadohalloran.com) and my professional Facebook page (Sinéad O‘Halloran Cellist) and I hope that I will have the pleasure of introducing you all to this spectacular cello in person sometime in the near future :)

With immense gratitude,
Sinéad
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As a thank you to all of you have so generously donated to my campaign, I recorded one of my favourite pieces for you on this beautiful Benjamin Banks cello.

Beethoven's variations on Mozart's "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" :) Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/5z_sxnQNwLs
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In just over two weeks we have managed to raise €5000! I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported this campaign and can't wait to see how far it goes. I love this cello more and more everyday and have some very exciting projects coming up (we are currently en route to Paris to perform at a special commemoration at the L'Arc du Triomphe on Sunday marking the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day!). This is just one of the many concerts which I look forward to sharing with this beautiful instrument. As always, a huge thank you to all of you who continue to spread the word about this campaign. I appreciate it more than I can express in words! ❤
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I am absolutely blown away by the support! In just two days we have managed to reach a quarter of my goal - thank you so much! I would be extremely grateful if you would be willing to help me reach an even wider audience by sharing it with your friends and family. This cello will make a huge difference to my career and I greatly appreciate each and every contribution, share and good wish!
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