Special Guest Presenter

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We are delighted to announce renowned music composer Patrick Cassidy will be a special guest presenter at the awards show on Saturday 12th April at the Millennium Theatre.

Patrick Cassidy came into prominence with the release of the Children of Lir, (the setting of the great Legend) the first major symphonic work written in the Irish language. Recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra and Choir, it remained at Number One in the Irish Classical Charts for over a year. Currently, Patrick Cassidy resides in Los Angeles where in addition to his concert work and compositions, he scores and collaborates on film and documentary projects. Notable credits include; Hannibal, Veronica Guerin, Confessions of a Burning Man, Salem’s Lot, King Arthur, Layer Cake, Che Guevara, Ashes and Snow, Kingdom of Heaven, The Front Line, L’Aviatore , The Irishman.

Patrick composed the original music in its entirety for the art exhibit,”Ashes and Snow”, adding depth to the featured photographs of Gregory Colbert. Over 10 million visitors attended from a multiple of four continents, therefore resulting in historically, the most widely viewed exhibition by a living artist.

Patrick’s sublime aria, “Vide cor Meum” was originally intended as a “mini” Opera for the Ridley Scott film, “Hannibal” and subsequently utilized by the same director for the film “Kingdom of Heaven” This aria has been presented at both the Oscar and Emmy Awards and “Vide cor Meum” has appeared in multiple top-ten lists and essential collections throughout the world including the Warner Classics CD, the “40 Most Beautiful Arias.” Significantly, Patrick Cassidy is noted in this distinctive collection as the only living composer.
(Taken from Website)

For more information on Patrick check out his website HEREhttp://www.patrickcassidy.com

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