Fairmount Strings


Our members are full-time musicians who, in addition to performing at the highest level, conduct themselves in a professional, courteous manner and do their utmost to create the event and sound that our clients have envisioned.

all chamber ensemble string quartet strings woodwinds brass percussion

Darin Kelly

Darin Kelly


Darin Kelly appears frequently with the Philadelphia Orchestra and other performing ensembles throughout the mid-Atlantic region. He is a member of the IRIS Orchestra, the renowned chamber orchestra based near Memphis, TN. His collaborative recording with soprano Julianne Baird, Soprano Arias with Trumpet and Organ, has been hailed by critics worldwide as “… seamless playing that is equally light and virtuosic.” In addition, he is in wide demand as an arranger and orchestrator; his work has been performed by many major symphonies and ensembles across the country, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Detroit, St. Louis, Grand Rapids, Virginia, and Jacksonville Symphonies.  He received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Armando Ghitalla, and currently holds teaching positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. He maintains an active interest in Traditional Irish music and 30's-era traditional Jazz, and has recorded for the Albany, Naxos, Ondine, and Deutsche Gramophon labels.