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Classical Lunchtime Concert - Emily Sullivan (Harp) and Jane Sullivan 

Saturday 6th August 2022 1pm

Admission:  €15/ €10 student (available at the gallery)  

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Emily Sullivan - Harp

Biography

Irish harpist Emily Sullivan grew up on the Beara Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland, where she began learning the Irish harp with Marina Cassidy and concert harp with Anne-Marie Papin. Emily completed her undergraduate studies as a scholar at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, under the guidance of Charlotte Seale, Imogen Barford, Keziah Thomas, Bryn Lewis (Orchestral), Helen Tunstall (Contemporary) and Monika Stadler (Jazz). She is now completing her postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music London with Ieuan Jones and Jana Boušková. As a keen orchestral player Emily has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble and the MTU Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra, amongst others. She has also worked with many varied chamber ensembles, including harp and flute, oboe, horn and string quartet. Emily has been a multiple prize-winner in Feis Ceoil and Féile an tSamhraidh over the years, most notably winning the Senior Concert Harp Competition (Feis Ceoil, Dublin) and the Arts Award Bursary (Féile an tSamhraidh, Cork). As a soloist she has performed in masterclasses with leading harpists from around the world, such as Helga Storck, Gwyneth Wentink, Sioned Williams, Stephen Fitzpatrick, Manja Smits, Andrew Lawrence-King, and Eleanor Turner. She has also taken part in the Catrin Finch Harp Academy and the Ibacus International Harp Course. Emily has had the pleasure of performing many times for President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin.

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Jane Sullivan - Oboe

Biography

Jane Sullivan began playing the oboe at nine years of age at the MTU Cork School of Music, with Dr Ciara Glasheen-Artem. At present she is studying for her undergraduate degree in music performance as a scholar at the Royal College of Music in London with professors Olivier Stankiewicz and Gareth Hulse. As an orchestral musician Jane has been principal oboist of the RCM Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Irish Youth Wind Ensemble and MTU Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra, while also being invited to perform with the RTÈ National Symphony Orchestra’s mentoring programme. Jane is a founding member of the "Lyra" Wind Quintet having had opportunities to play across Ireland, winning many national chamber music competitions. Lyra Wind Quintet were invited to play at the rising stars concert series at the Grainstore Ballymaloe and the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras for the festival of youth orchestra concert in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.  Throughout the past few years, she has been a multiple solo prize winner throughout Ireland. In 2017, Jane was the winner of both the ESB Feis Ceoil woodwind prize, where she was awarded the overall highest placed woodwind player receiving the coveted Rosebowl prize, and the MTU Cork School of Music Recital Competition. Most recently in 2021/22, Jane was awarded the ESB Feis Ceoil Senior Woodwind prize and the Senior Woodwind "Crowely Perpetual Cup" with the "Dulux Paints Bursary" in Feis Maitiu, Cork.

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