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PROGRAMME

1. Concerto for Trumpet – Alexander Arutiunian 
2. Central Park in the Dark – Dave Brubeck 
3. Oblivion – Astor Piazzolla
4. Por Una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel 
5. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael 
6. Speak, Softly, Love – Nino Rota
7. Libertango – Astor Piazzolla 

NIALL O’SULLIVAN

Niall O’Sullivan has performed all over Europe, Asia and the USA, selling out concert halls and performing arts centres with his ensemble of world class musicians. 
Niall’s self titled debut album and ‘Ballads’ EP reached #1 on the iTunes classical & jazz charts respectively. His orchestral album ‘Niall O’Sullivan and Friends’ was produced by Julian Lloyd Webber and Gavin Murphy and features opera star Danielle de Niese, four time ‘Grammy’ winning jazz guitarist Larry Carlton, theatre royalty Kim Criswell and two of Ireland’s finest vocalists, Emmet Cahill and Lisa Lambe, accompaniment was provided by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra with conductor David Brophy. 
Niall has performed the major baroque & classical works for trumpet and orchestra with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and several other orchestra’s & ensembles throughout Ireland including a performance of Vivaldi’s Double Trumpet Concerto with trumpet legend Crispian Steele Perkins.He has performed his own unique arrangements of iconic works with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on several occasions for live radio broadcasts and performances. 
Niall and his wife, vocalist Shóna have toured the USA extensively with their sell out show ‘My Funny Valentine’. 
As a featured guest, Niall has performed with Josh Groban, the Priests and the Unthanks. As a sideman he has shared the stage with Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse, Jose Carreras, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Dionne Warwick, Sinead O’Connor and many more. He has performed for every president in Ireland since 1990 and was principal trumpet for the Pope’s Irish visit in 2018. 
Recent charity work include sell out concerts for the ‘Jack & Jill Foundation’, the ‘Fr Peter McVerry Trust’ and ‘Link for Aid’ in Yangon, Myanmar. 
Niall O’Sullivan is represented by Polaris Artist Management, Vienna.Niall O’Sullivan is an international performing artist exclusively for Schilke trumpets, Chicago.
“I almost said ‘sings’ because that is the effect of what he does” Irish Edition
“O’Sullivan’s Piazzolla brought the audience to their feet” Irish Times
“Niall O’Sullivan’s playing was bright, breezy, delicate, joyous and stylish” Irish Examiner
“The trumpet playing by Niall O’Sullivan was sublime” Evening Echo
“a fine trumpeter” Irish Times

BRIAN CONNOR
Pianist, producer, arranger and composer Brian Connor studied piano with Professor John O’Conor at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.

He has been Musical Director in London’s West End, Chicago and on Broadway. He was Musical Director of ‘Riverdance – The Show’ and the National Theatre of Ireland’s centenary celebrations – ‘Abbey100’.

A major focus of his career has been his collaborations with singers, having performed and recorded with artists such as Sinead O’Connor, Agnes Bernelle, Van Morrison, Ramin Karimloo and jazz vocalist Claire Martin.

He has produced albums for singers in Ireland, Norway and Germany, and produced the album ‘Yola’ for Irish singer/songwriter Eleanor McEvoy which was awarded ‘UK Hi Fi Album of the Year’. For Norwegian artist Tom Aadland he produced ‘Blod pa Spora’ a reworking of Bob Dylan’s classic album ‘Blood On the Tracks’ in Nynorsk – the traditional language of Norway.

His time is now divided between orchestrating music for orchestral concerts, film and TV, producing recordings for solo artists, and performing classical, jazz and contemporary music.

So far in 2020 he has co produced a concert of music by Leonard Cohen with orchestra, soloists & actors for RTE/Bord Gais and produced the music soundtrack for RTE TVs newly commissioned contemporary dance piece ‘I Am Ireland’ to be broadcast on Culture Night.

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