Previous Performers

Performers are organists unless otherwise stated; countries listed show origin and/or current location.

2015

Gyula Nagy, baritone; Judit Mate, organ (Hungary)

John Scott, organ (New York/London)

Elmo Cosentini (Vienna), organ; Maynooth University Chamber Choir (conductor Michael Dawson)

Satislav Šurin, organ (Bratislava)

2014

Chamber Choir of the Academy of Music, Tullamore (Ciaran Brady, director), Gerard Gillen, organ

Maria Perucka, violin and Roman Perucki, organ (Poland)

Ciaran O'Connell, flute and Siobhán Kilkelly, organ

Bogdan Sofei, violin, Aoise O'Dwyer, viola, Adele O'Dwyer, 'cello, Thomas Charles Marshall, organ

2013

Peter King (Bath Abbey), with Tullamore Academy of Music Chamber Choir (director Ciarán Brady)

Juan Paradell Solé (Titular Organist of the Sistine Pontifical Chapel Choir, Vatican)

Thomas Charles Marshall; Bogdan Sofei, violin; Adele O’Dwyer, cello

Peter Strauven (Antwerp)

2012

Ignace Michiels (Bruges)

John Kitchen (UK)

Aleksandr Nisse (Ireland)

Young Irish Organists:
- Adam Collins (Mullingar)
- Paul McDonagh-Forde (Sligo)
- Paul Mullen (Dublin)

2011

Joseph Ripka (USA)

Rolf Henry Kunz (Germany)

Johann Trummer (Austria)

Mullingar Cathedral Choir; Gerard Lillis, director (Ireland)

Gerard Gillen (Ireland)

2010

Cantóirí Avondate, directed by Ruaraí Ó Dálaigh (Ireland); Raymond O'Donnell, organ (Ireland)

James Taylor (UK/Ireland)

Collette Boushell, soprano; Andrew Boushell, tenor (Ireland/UK); Simon Harden, organ (Ireland/Germany)

Mario Duella (Italy)

2009

Tullamore Academy Choir, directed by Ciaran Brady; John O'Keeffe, organ (Ireland)

Liudmila Matsyura (Russia/Spain)

Stephen Hicks (UK/Norway)

Royal Irish Academy of Music Players; David Adams, director & organ (Ireland)

2008

Academic Choir of the Silesian University of Technology (Gliwice, Poland)

Hana Bartosawa (Czech Republic)

Gerard Gillen (Ireland)

Kevin Bowyer (UK)

Silvano Rodi (Monaco)

2007

Malcolm Proud (Ireland)

Andrzej Chorosinki (Poland)

Liam Crangle (Ireland)

Vincent de Pol (Germany/Poland)

2006

Drogheda Male Voice Choir; Edward Holly, director (Ireland)

Gerard Gillen (Ireland)

Paul Hale (UK)

Gabriel Marghiere (France)

Matthias Jacob (Germany)

2005

Stanislaus Surin (Slovakia)

Juan Paradell Solé (Spain)

Andrew Johnstone (Ireland)

Schola Cantorum, Mullingar; Gerard Lillis, director & organ (Ireland)

2004

Palestrina Choir, Dublin; Blánaid Murphy, director (Ireland)

Gerard Gillen (Ireland)

Andrzej Chorosinski (Poland)

Peter Barley (UK/Ireland)

Timothy Noone (UK)

2003

Mullingar Cathedral Choir; Gerard Lillis, director (Ireland)

Gerard Gillen (Ireland)

Catherine Ennis (UK)

Ansgar Wallenhorst (Germany)

Peter van der Velde (Belgium)

2002

Colm Carey (UK/Ireland)

Malcolm Proud (Ireland)

Edouard Oganessian (Lithuania/France)

Flemming Dreisig (Denmark)

2001

Choir of the Carmelite Church, Dublin; Shane Brennan, director (Ireland)

Maria Ziener, organ; Line Most, violin (Denmark)

Franz Lorch (Germany)

Charles Harrison (UK)

2000

Dame Gillian Weir (UK)

John O'Keeffe (Ireland)

Eberhard Lauer (Germany)

Massimo Nossetti (Italy)

1999

Ewald Kooiman (Netherlands)

Martin Baker (UK)

Niels Henrik Jensen (Denmark)

Gerard Gillen (Ireland)