Fidelio Trio

The ‘virtuosic’ Fidelio Trio (as described in The Sunday Times) perform extremely diverse repertoire internationally and comprise London-based Irish musicians Darragh Morgan (violin) and Mary Dullea (piano) and Scottish cellist Robin Michael. Broadcasts include regular appearances on BBC Radio 3, RTÉ lyric fm, Radio New Zealand and WNYC, and in 2010 they were featured in a Sky Arts documentary First Love, with broadcaster Katie Derham.

Since their South Bank debut they have appeared at Kings Place, Purcell Room, Royal Opera House, and Wigmore Hall in London, at festivals including the Belfast Festival at Queen’s, Brighton, FuseLeeds, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and Petworth; at the National Concert Hall, Dublin and West Cork Music; and at MIT (Boston), Contemporaneamente Festival, Lodi, Symphony Space (New York), Centre Culturel Irlandais (Paris), Casa da Musica (Porto), Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, and Palazzo Albrizzi (Venice). Recent international tours include China, South Africa and the USA.

The Fidelio Trio’s discography is rapidly increasing and represents important additions to the piano trio repertoire as well as works by Irish composers. Discs recorded for Delphian include Hafliði Hallgrímsson MetamorphosesThe Piano Tuner: Piano trios from Scotland featuring music by Sally Beamish, Judith Weir and Nigel Osborne and Piers Hellawell: Airs, Waters. They have given masterclasses at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Stellenbosch Conservatorium and WITS Johannesburg and have been in residence at the AIC Composition Summer School.

Outstanding artists the trio have collaborated with include Roger Heaton (clarinet), Matthew Jones (viola), Lore Lixenberg (mezzo-soprano), Alexander McCall Smith (writer and narrator) and Patricia Rozario (soprano). They are supported by PRS for Music Foundation, Culture Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.