Lily O'Brien

Lily O'Brien is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for the performing arts. She has written feature articles and previews for a variety of publications including Downbeat, JazzTimes, Marin Arts & Culture, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Marin Independent Journal, and Strings magazine. She is a singer who has performed professionally in a variety of genres, and an avid world traveler and bicyclist.

Articles By This Author

Lily O'Brien - July 7, 2021

Min tells SFCV about her anything-but-traditional approach to the pipa and her new soundtrack project with jazz guitarist Rez Abassi.

Lily O'Brien - February 13, 2021

Celebrating a new album out this week, the Grammy-winning soprano shares her backstory and insight into her embrace of diverse musical styles.

Lily O'Brien - January 26, 2021

The dynamic pianist, composer, and artistic director talks about her musical evolution and her intriguing Musaics of the Bay series.

Lily O'Brien - December 21, 2020

The celebrated pianist talks about growing up in a family full of music, and life going forward.

Lily O'Brien - September 21, 2020

With a new album out and lots of irons in the fire, the jazz violinist has plenty to talk about.

Lily O'Brien - August 10, 2020

The five-string virtuoso talks about his new recording with the Prague Metropolitan Orchestra.

Lily O'Brien - July 13, 2020

For these performers, sheltering-in-place has provided an opportunity to explore new musical avenues.

Lily O'Brien - May 11, 2020

The innovative composer/DJ talks about his online educational program and keeping music alive during the pandemic.

Lily O'Brien - March 15, 2020

The wildly influential vocal ensembles have been teaming up to explore the thrill of harmony singing.

Lily O'Brien - March 15, 2020

The virtuoso pianist talks about her life in music and her many projects to engage and encourage budding musicians.