Sir James Galway to be awarded the National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award

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Sir James Galway, photo credit: Paul Cox

Sir James Galway will be awarded Dublin, Ireland’s National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award.  The award is presented in recognition of his tremendous contribution to classical music in Ireland and abroad.

The honour will be bestowed during a gala concert at the concert hall on 5th October, 2013.  The event, which will be hosted by Irish television and radio presenter Miriam O’Callaghan, will feature performances by Sir James of some of his most popular music with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and include guest appearances by high profile figures who will perform with and celebrate his life and music.

The National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by the National Concert Hall to musicians who have significantly contributed to the musical life of Ireland.  First presented in 2012, the award is a cast bronze stature by renowned Irish sculptor John Behan.

Simon Taylor, Chief Executive of the National Concert Hall says, “Sir James is not just a supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire but also an inspiration to generations of Irish musicians.  Through his extensive touring, over 30 million albums sold and his frequent international television appearances, Sir James has endeared himself to millions worldwide. He is a tireless promoter of the arts and has been standard-bearer for Irish music and musicians all around the world for over four decades. The National Concert Hall is delighted to acknowledge and honor his success and also to mark the Hall's ongoing association with his career.”

IMG Artists proud to congratulate Sir James on this wonderful award.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets to the gala event, please visit www.nch.ie

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