The National Concert Hall honours the late Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin (1950-2018) with a Lifetime Achievement Award
The National Concert Hall, Dublin will honour the late Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin with its 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award is to be presented to Mícheál’s family at the tribute concert Lumen - The Music Of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin: A Celebration of the Light on 2 September 2022.
Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin was a represented composer of the Contemporary Music Centre, and also served on the CMC board from 2009 - 2013. Through his work, Mícheál is recognised as one of Ireland’s best-known musicians, composers and academics. Noted for his development of a uniquely Irish traditional piano style, he recorded extensively with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and his music has helped to reveal the intersections where classical and traditional music can co-exist. During his tenure on the board of CMC, Mícheál offered expert guidance and thoughtful advice to the CMC team and his fellow board members, continuing to be a source of support and encouragement following his term.
Lumen is the third and final concert in a trilogy devised by Mícheál with the National Symphony Orchestra (Elver Gleams, 2017; Between Worlds, 2018). The tribute concert will feature some of Mícheál’s most significant and popular orchestral works conducted by David Brophy with sean-nós performers Iarla Ó Lionáird, Lillis Ó Laoire and Síle Denvir; flute player Mike McGoldrick; saxophonist Kenneth Edge; traditional percussionist Mel Mercier; uilleann piper Mark Redmond; fiddlers Liz Doherty, Zoë Conway, Aidan O’Donnell and Katie Boyle and cellist Neil Martin.
Lumen is presented by the National Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the family of the late Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and in association with the University of Limerick.