Darragh Morgan (violin)
Adi Tal (cello)
Mary Dullea (piano)
Shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, the Fidelio Trio are enthusiastic champions of the piano trio genre, performing the widest possible range of repertoire on concert stages across the world; they are broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3, RTÉ Lyric FM, WQXR, NPR and featured on Sky Arts documentaries; they have a impressive list of commissions and first performances from the leading and newest composers and have a large discography of highly acclaimed recordings.
Since their debut at London’s Southbank Centre, they have appeared at the Wigmore Hall and Kings Place and at festivals from Brighton and Cheltenham to St Magnus and from Gregynog to Huddersfield; regularly performing across the Irish Sea at National Concert Hall, Dublin, Kilkenny Arts Festival and Belfast Festival at Queen’s and overseas in Shanghai, Porto, Paris, Venice & Florence, Johannesburg, New York City, Princeton, San Francisco and Boston.
Their extensive and wide-ranging discography includes Korngold and Schoenberg (Verklärte Nacht arr. Steuermann); the complete Michael Nyman Piano Trios; and multiple releases championing new music including portrait albums for composers such as Luke Bedford and Michael Zev Gordon. This release of Ravel and Saint-Saëns trios marks the Trio’s debut for Resonus Classics.
Keen to ensure the future of the piano trio, the Fidelio Trio work closely with composition and performance students at institutions across the UK and all over the world including the Peabody Conservatory, Curtis Institute, Stellenbosch Conservatorium and WITS Johannesburg and have been artists-inresidence at St Patrick’s College Dublin City University, University of Illinois at ChampaignUrbana, and the State University of New York, SUNY.
They are constantly commissioning new works, giving first performances and, importantly, further performances to introduce them into the repertory. Composers that the Trio has worked closely with include Toshio Hosokawa, Charles Wuorinen, Johannes Maria Staud, Michael Nyman, Gerald Barry, Donnacha Dennehy, Evan Ziporyn, Simon Bainbridge, Judith Weir, to name but a few.
They continue as Artistic Directors of their annual Winter Chamber Music Festival in St Patrick's College, Dublin and continue to be passionate in their advocacy for the piano trio across the world.
‘Ravel’s Piano Trio was a lyric upwelling […] the Fidelio players brought it off superbly, and it was a joy’
The Sunday Times
‘The sound of this trio is irresistible’