FIDELIO TRIO: TRANSFIGURATIONS — STAUD, LIGETI, FUENTES, SCHÖNBERG
MONDAY, NOV 17 2014, 07:30 PM
Darragh Morgan, violin
Deirdre Cooper, cello
Mary Dullea, piano
Lukas Ligeti Excerpts from Time (for violin and piano) — US Premiere
Johannes Maria Staud Für Bálint András Varga (No. 1-4) (2007)
Arturo Fuentes Mimik (2014) — US Premiere
Schönberg Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (transcribed by Eduard Steuermann) (1899/1932)
The …virtuosic Fidelio Trio… (Sunday Times) perform diverse repertoire internationally. They broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3, RTÉ Lyric FM, WNYC, NPR and in 2010 were featured in a Sky Arts documentary. Since their debut at London’s South Bank they have appeared at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Purcell Room and Royal Opera House, London, festivals including City of London, Cheltenham Music Festival, St. Magnus International Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Brighton, Vale of Glamorgan, 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 and SubCulture, New York City, Princeton University and MIT Boston.
The Fidelio Trio’s most recent CD release is Korngold and Schoenberg (Verklarte Nacht arr. Steuermann) on Naxos and this year they will record the complete Schumann Piano Trios for Resonus Classics. Their extensive discography includes the complete Michael Nyman Piano Trios for MN Records, Tracing Lines (Robert Fokkens) on Metier Divine Art, Bulb (Irish Piano Trios), 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.
The Fidelio Trio have worked closely with composition and performance students through masterclasses at institutions including Peabody Conservatory John Hopkins University, Curtis Institute of Music, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Birmingham Conservatoire, University of Manchester, Cardiff University, Cork School of Music, Stellenbosch Conservatorium and WITS Johannesburg. They have been artists-in-residence at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Davenport Residency holders at State University of New York, SUNY and Cheltenham Festival’s Composer Academy.
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 premieres 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.
http://www.spd.dcu.ie/music2015-16 will see a concert series at St. John’s Smith Square, London and a residency at University of Birmingham. They are artists-in-residence for 2012-15 at St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Dublin City University.