ARTISTS

Fidelio Trio

Fidelio Trio

The Fidelio Trio (Darragh Morgan, violin, Robin Michael, cello and Mary Dullea, piano) perform extremely diverse repertoire throughout Europe, Asia and South Africa and frequently broadcast for BBC Radio 3. Since their South Bank debut they have appeared at Reggello Festival and Contemporaneamente Festival, Lodi (Italy), West Cork Music, Belfast Festival at Queens, Royal Opera House, London, Corsham Festival, Petworth Festival, Fuse Leeds, Musica Viva (Portugal) and Composer’s Choice Series, National Concert Hall, Dublin. 

The Fidelio Trio have worked closely with many leading composers including Michael Nyman, Toshio Hosokawa and Howard Skempton and have premiered music by Salvatore Sciarrino, Edison Denisov, Beat Furrer and Toru Takemitsu. They are Music Network artists and supported by PRS Foundation, Culture Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.

They have given masterclasses at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Holloway University of London and Cork School of Music. 

 

Image Credit: 
Sophie Dennehy
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DESCRIPTION

The Fidelio Trio has never been content to accept the piano trio repertory as they found it; soloists in their own right, with a special enthusiasm for contemporary music, the Trio brings the medium of piano trio back to life and straight into the twenty-first century with these four works, three of which were specially written for the ensemble.

Ed Bennett's for Marcel Dzama extends the soundworld of the piano trio with electronic sound and interference, while Donnacha Dennehy's driving Bulb and the extended patterns of Kevin Volans' Piano Trio contrast with Deirdre Gribbin's more lyrical How to make the water sound, with its meditative centre and distant echoes of plainchant.

REVIEWS

"This colourful recital of contemporary works is one of the most compelling and electrifying discs I have heard in a long time. With an audaciously close recording, NMC have fashioned the sound quality to a tee. The opening work, Dennehy's Bulb, metred to perfection to engender an ever-growing white-knuckle tension, finds its equals in the technical precision of the Fidelio in everything that follows. Kevin Volans trio finds the ensemble at its most versatile and cohesively expressive." Sunday Tribune, Ireland

FUNDING

RECORDING CREDITS

This disc was recorded 7-8 June and 17 September 2007 at the Old Granary Studio, Beccles, Suffolk.

Recording Engineer: SEBASTIAN LEXER
Producers: TIM OLDHAM, SEBASTIAN LEXER, FIDELIO TRIO
Editing & Mastering: TIM OLDHAM, SEBASTIAN LEXER
Executive Producer: COLIN MATTHEWS

Cover photo: SOPHIE ELBRICK DENNEHY
Cover design: FRANCOIS HALL

(P) 2008 NMC Recordings Ltd

Catalogue number:
NMC D147
Release Date:
4 February 2008