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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Leading Irish ensemble Fidelio Trio lead Ricordi celebration

RICORDI- Beyond 200

Celebrating 200 years of publishing new music. Curated by Ricordi London

A showcase of works by internationally acclaimed Ricordi, Durand and Salabert composers Messiaen, Sciarrino, Dusapin, Etvs - plus newer composers Dai Fujikura and Rolf Hind, performed by leading Irish contemporary music ensemble the Fidelio Trio. This concert also includes the London premiere of Fujikuras moromoro for piano and DVD.

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 FuseLeeds, Reggello Festival and Contemporaneamente Festival, Lodi (Italy), West Cork Music, Belfast Festival at Queens, Royal Opera House, London, Corsham Festival, Musica Viva (Portugal) and Composers Choice Series, National Concert Hall, Dublin.

They 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 the recipients of awards from PRS Foundation and the Arts Council of Ireland.

In 2009 they will undertake a concert tour of China and make their Wigmore Hall debut. CD releases in 2008 include Bulb on NMC D147 featuring trios by Kevin Volans, Donnacha Dennehy, Deirdre Gribbin and Ed Bennett, Metamorphoses, the chamber music of Icelandic composer Haflidi Hallgrimsson, on Delphian Records DCD34059, and Bartlebooth, the music of Joe Cutler, on NMC D134.


Sciarrino Piano Trio No. 1

Dai Fujikura (for piano, electronics and video)

Peter Etvs Two poems to Polly (Solo speaking cellist)

Rolf Hind the thing is (piano trio)

Messiaen Fantaisie (for violin and piano)

Dusapin Trio Rombach (piano trio)

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