By high school, Mark O'Connor had won every major U.S. fiddle competition and recorded four albums. The first instrumentalist in history to win two Country Music Association Awards in one year, Mark has also received Grammys and other prestigious awards. He's been featured on over 500 projects with artists such as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Michael Brecker, Randy Travis, Stephanie Grappelli, Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Isaac Stern and Dolly Parton. His commissioned works have been performed by symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles. Mark's inspiring Fiddle Camps have attracted students from all over the world.