Highly acclaimed soprano Claudia Boyle, Niall O’Sullivan (trumpet) and Conor Linehan (piano) will play in concert in King House, Boyle on 16th April as part of a nationwide tour.
A former member of the Salzburger Festspiele’s prestigious Young Singers Project, Irish Soprano Claudia Boyle has won both 1st Prize and the Critics Award at The Maria Callas Competition in Verona where the Callas Estate presented her with the miraculous medal once owned and worn by the legendary singer. She was also chosen by acclaimed film director Mike Leigh to star in his first ever venture for the operatic stage as the leading heroine Mabel in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance in London’s Coliseum.
One of Ireland’s foremost classical musicians, Niall O’Sullivan has performed all over Europe, Asia and the USA appearing in prominent concert halls to sell-out crowds with his ensemble of world class musicians. Both Niall’s self-titled debut album and Ballads EP reached No. 1 on the iTunes classical & jazz charts. 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.
Conor Linehan is a composer, pianist and teacher based in Dublin. As a pianist Conor is a regular performer with both the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and performs a wide range of solo and chamber music. He is a member of the piano faculty of the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he also teaches courses in improvisation.
Much in demand as a composer, Conor has composed theatre scores for the all of the major Irish companies as well as The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and many other British theatres. Recent commissions include Joyce’s Women (Abbey Theatre), The Tin Soldier (Gate Theatre and Galway International Arts Festival), Gravity (Bottom Dog Theatre Company), Three Short O’Casey Comedies (Druid Theatre) and Backwards Up A Rainbow (Landmark).
Touring dates include:
Thursday. 13 April St. Barrahane’s Church, Castletownshend, Cork
Saturday 15 April Station House Theatre, Clifden, Galway
Sunday 16 April King House, Boyle, Roscommon
Wednesday 19 April Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Friday 21 April Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
Saturday 22 April Thomastown Concert Hall, Thomastown, Kilkenny
Sunday 23 April Glór, Ennis, Clare
Tuesday 25 April Freemason’s Hall, Molesworth St, Dublin
Wedesday 26 April Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow