‘a characterful and expert choral composer. He has a great gift for touching and expressive melody. O’Sullivan could be on the verge of emerging as a significant new voice in choral and sacred music.’ – Sir James MacMillan.
Glasgow-based composer Michael O’Sullivan has composed works for diverse groups including: The Red Note Ensemble, The BBC Singers, Glasgow Philharmonia Orchestra, The Maxwell Quartet, The Musicians of All Saints and The Regency Ensemble, in addition to receiving frequent commissions, including for: Edinburgh International Harp Festival; the 2014 Commonwealth Games, where he wrote the orchestral music for the official Medals’ Unveiling Ceremony; and Scotland’s Composition Marathon 2014, writing a new piece, Harlequin, for string quartet. His most recent commissions (2015) include a choral-symphonic setting of the Stabat Mater, a song cycle for lyric soprano, Julia Daramy-Williams, and a second solo harp suite commissioned by award-winning US harpist Haley Hewitt, following the success of critically-acclaimed Valentia Suite in 2014/15. Michael’s harp music is published by a specialist chamber music publisher in California.