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Niall O'Sullivan

“the man knows how to play the trumpet like few musicians today do.” Heath Andrews.
Audiences and critics alike have praised his“smooth romantic sound” and“sublime” performances.

At the age of eight, Niall O’Sullivan began his musical journey. From his local marching band in Dublin, Ireland to supporting the biggest acts in the music world, O’Sullivan has harnessed his vast experience in all genres of music to find his own unique sound and style.

“His unique ability to superbly play a variety of styles from classical to jazz to Broadway, shows tremendous talent and is sure to gain him multitudes of fans across the globe.” Kelly O’Neil.

Since the release of his self titled debut album in 2011, Irish trumpeter Niall O’Sullivan has firmly established himself as one of the finest trumpet players of his generation. His album of classical works, jazz standards, contemporary pop and traditional Irish songs entered the Classical iTunes chart at #1.

Niall has performed extensively throughout Europe and Asia and has built a loyal following throughout the world. Weather performing with his quartet or full orchestra, Niall O’Sullivan has mesmerized audiences with his evocative sound and charming personality.

“One minute we were in floods of tears, the next we were dancing in our seats.”
Alison Dunlop: 16th July 2013, live with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

His interpretations of classic songs have earned him respect not only as a performer but also as an arranger and producer. “Niall O’Sullivan not only displays his masterful trumpet skills on his debut album but also excels as an arranger and producer.” Kelly O’Neil.

Niall has supported some of the industries biggest names including Tom Jones, Michael Búble, Amy Winehouse, Perry Como, Dionne Warwick, Curtis Stigers, Katherine Jenkins, Imelda May, Chris de Burgh, The Pogues, Lalo Schifrin, Jose Carreras, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Russell Watson, Sinead O’Conor, Bill Whelan and many many more.

Niall O’Sullivan proudly performs exclusively on Schilke trumpets.

Reviews/Press

“The trumpet playing by soloist Niall O'Sullivan was sublime and the accompanying orchestra was perfection itself.”
Live Review: Kevin Power, Evening Echo

“Niall O'Sullivan's account of Handel's Suite in D was bright, breezy, delicate, joyous and stylish and the orchestral accompaniment was equally neat.”
Live Review: Declan Townsend, Irish Examiner

“a fine trumpeter”
“The highlight in his program was the Haydn Trumpet Concerto, where he showed himself to be a musically nimble trumpeter with a crisp tone and a welcome ease in using his instrument in a conversational rather than a domineering manner.”
“the audience enjoyed them thoroughly, and the jazzy flourishes added to the Piazzolla brought them to their feet” Live Review: Michael Dervan, Irish Times

“I can't understand how I never heard the beauty and purity of the instrument. Niall O'Sullivan is a fine exponent, drawing in so much emotion as he plays - I almost said 'sings', because that is the effect of what he does.”
“If you're in the mood for something just a little different, I can think of nothing better that this - be transported with his lyrical playing and the rich sound of his ensemble”
Album Review: Jamie O'Brien, Irish Edition

“he knows his instrument to the point where it could easily be an extension of his self.”
“the man knows how to play the trumpet like few musicians today do.”
Album Review: Heath Andrews, Music Reviewer

“O’Sullivan’s production skills are also top-notch”
“Niall O’Sullivan not only displays his masterful trumpet skills on his debut album but also excels as an arranger and producer.” Album Review: Kelly O’Neil, Music Reviewer

“the soloist gained immediate command, his light sound on the piccolo trumpet carrying over the orchestra with a typical Baroque feel.” “The Ave Maria was gentle and laid back, showcasing the trumpeter’s ability to manage a smooth, romantic tone and just the occasional hint of vibrato.” “it was so entertaining that certain audience members could be seen dancing in their seats, and there were smiles all around”. “With the energy exuding from O’Sullivan and the entire orchestra, it was no wonder that the concert finished with a standing ovation”. “the orchestra and particularly Niall O’Sullivan presented what National Concert Hall regulars will definitely remember as a highlight of the year”. Live Review: Catriona Graham, GoldenPlec.com