Sean O'Boyle AM
Awarded the Order of Australia in 2015 for services to music, Sean O’Boyle AM compositions have been performed and/or recorded by all the major Australian orchestras including the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmanian, West Australian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Queensland Youth Orchestra and Melbourne Youth Orchestras. European Orchestras include; Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique Divertimento. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, and by North American orchestras including the Dallas, Atlanta, Tacoma, Lexington, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. He has written and produced music for more than 150 CDs recorded in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Sean wrote the ABC’s Broadcast theme for the Sydney Olympics and his music was used exclusively for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, for the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Sean has a keen interest in the music of indigenous Australians and in 2001 he collaborated with didgeridoo maestro, William Barton, in composing his Concerto for Didgeridoo and Orchestra. This concerto was ranked #32 in the ABC Classic FM “The Classic 100 Concertos” & #87 in ABC Classic 100 - 20th Century. As a Conductor, Sean has conducted in concert halls as diverse as the iconic Sydney Opera House - Avery Fischer Hall (NYC) – Queens Hall (London) – Roy Thompson Hall (Toronto) to great concert spaces under the stars in outback Australia.
Sean is proud to have had a wonderful artistic relationship with the Southern Cross Soloists for more than 25 years.