Fidelio Trio

Fidelio Trio

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 5.00pm

The Irish Composers' Collective present an evening of new music for piano trio in the National Concert Hall on Saturday 20 July with the Fidelio Trio. Arturo Fuentes' 'Mimik', commissioned by The Fidelio Trio plus 6 new works written by ICC composers Seán O’Dalaigh, Martin Devek, Hugh Martin Boyle, Martin Keary, Santiago Kodela, and Paul Scully.

The ‘virtuosic Fidelio Trio’ (Sunday Times) were shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards and are enthusiastic champions of the piano trio genre, performing a wide range of repertoire on concert stages across the world. They are broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3, RTÉ Lyric FM, WNYC, NPR; have featured on Sky Arts documentaries; and have an impressive list of commissions and first performances from leading composers and a large discography of acclaimed recordings.

Since their debut at London’s Southbank Centre, they have appeared at the Wigmore Hall and Kings Place, at festivals from Brighton and Cheltenham to St. Magnus, and from Gregynog to Huddersfield. They regularly perform in Ireland at the National Concert Hall, Kilkenny Festival and the Belfast Festival at Queens as well as overseas in Shanghai, Porto, Paris, Venice, Florence, Johannesburg, New York, Princeton, San Francisco and Boston. Their extensive discography includes Ravel and Saint-Saëns for Resonus Classics; Philip Glass Head On; Korngold and Schoenberg for Naxos; multiple releases on NMC, Delphian Records including portrait CDs for composers Luke Bedford and Michael Zev Gordon. Their recent release of French Piano Trios for Resonus was a Gramophone Magazine Critic’s Choice.

Keen to ensure the future development of the piano trio, they work closely with composition and performance students at institutions across the UK and all over the world including the Peabody Conservatory, Curtis Institute, NYU, NAFA Singapore, and Stellenbosch Conservatorium South Africa. They have been artists-in-residence at St. Patrick’s College Dublin City University, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and the State University of New York. They are constantly commissioning new works, giving first performances, and importantly, further performances to introduce them into the repertory. They are Artistic Directors of their annual Winter Chamber Music Festival at Belvedere House, Dublin City University and have worked closely with composers Toshio Hosokawa, Charles Wuorinen, Johannes Maria Staud, Michael Nyman, Gerald Barry, Donnacha Dennehy, Joe Cutler, Evan Ziporyn, Simon Bainbridge, Judith Weir… to name but a few.

2017/18 saw tours of USA, Africa, Asia, and many festival appearances including Kilkenny Arts Festival; new commissions from Kevin Volans and Alexander Goehr and a world premiere recording of two works by Philip Glass. They continued their residency at the National Concert Hall; recorded Gerald Barry’s Chamber Music for Mode Records and a second set of French Piano Trios for Resonus Classics. 2018/19 season sees multiple performances of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto including with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, a further USA tour, a BBC broadcast recital and multiple CD releases.

The Fidelio Trio are joined by cellist Deirdre Cooper for this performance.

The Irish Composers’ Collective is a non-profit collective of young and/or emerging Irish composers. ICC’s main aim is to further the professional development of composers by producing regular concerts of new music by its members.

The concert is funded by Arts Council Ireland.


Arturo Fuentes MIMIK - Fidelio Trio, 2014

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