“The …virtuosic Fidelio Trio…” ( Sunday Times ) perform extremely diverse music internationally and features Irish musicians Darragh Morgan (violin) and Mary Dullea (piano) and cellist Adi Tal who recently replaced Robin Michael. In promoting contemporary music, they are constantly commissioning new works and the range of leading international composers that The Fidelio Trio are closely associated with includes Toshio Hosokawa, Charles Wuorinen, Johannes Maria Staud and Michael Nyman. Their many world and UK premières include Gerald Barry, Donnacha Dennehy, Evan Ziporyn, Simon Bainbridge, Edison Denisov and Beat Furrer whom they have performed throughout Europe, the USA, South Africa and China.
They broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3, RTÉ Lyric FM, WNYC, NPR and in 2010 were featured in a Sky Arts documentary. Since their South Bank debut they have appeared at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Purcell Room and Royal Opera House, London, festivals including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Brighton, Petworth and Fuse Leeds, West Cork Music, Belfast Festival at Queens and National Concert Hall, Dublin, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Casa da Musica (Porto), Centre Culturel Irlandais (Paris), Contemporaneamente Festival, Lodi and Palazzo Albrizzi, Venice (Italy), Johannesburg Music Society, Symphony Space, New York City and MIT Boston.
The Fidelio Trio’s most recent CD release is an album of Irish trios for Metier and their substantial discography includes Bulb (Kevin Volans, Deirdre Gribbin), My Broken Machines (Ed Bennett) and Bartlebooth (Joe Cutler) all on NMC, Metamorphoses (Haflidi Hallgrimsson), The Piano Tuner (Sally Beamish, Nigel Osborne and Judith Weir) and Airs, Waters (Piers Hellawell) for Delphian Records, Rob Keeley on Convivium and Luke Bedford’s debut portrait CD on Col Legno as Ernst von Siemens composer award winner 2012. Forthcoming are the first instalment of From Vienna (Korngold and Schoenberg) for Naxos and a portrait disc for Tom Armstrong. The Fidelio Trio have worked closely with composition and performance students on contemporary music and its extended techniques through masterclasses and seminars at institutions including The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Birmingham Conservatoire, University of Manchester, Surrey University, Royal Holloway University, Cardiff University, University of Ulster, Cork School of Music, Stellenbosch Conservatorium, WITS Johannesburg and University of KwaZulu-Natal. They have been artists-in-residence at the Association of Irish Composers’ Composition Summer School, CoMA Summer School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Davenport Residency holders at State University of New York, SUNY.
The Fidelio Trio are selected artists for Concert Promoters’ Group 2013/14 season. They are artists-in-residence for 2012-13 at St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Dublin City University.