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Monday, August 28, 2017


(Mary Dullea, Adi Tal & Darragh Morgan)

The next Friends of Music recital take place on September 5 and will feature the Fidelio Trio - Darragh Morgan (violin), Adi Tal (cello) and Mary Dullea (piano). Sponsored by Culture Ireland, the trio is currently on a tour of South Africa.

Shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award, ‘…the virtuosic Fidelio Trio’ (Sunday Times, UK) have performed at Wigmore Hall, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Morrison Artists Series San Francisco and regularly tour Asia, USA and Europe. 2017 will also see their second China tour. They have premiered over 100 new works for piano trio, and have an extensive discography including their latest release of Saint-Saëns and Ravel on Resonus Classics that was Gramophone Magazine Editor’s choice.

Darragh Morgan was born in Belfast in 1974, and is one of London's most sought-after interpreters of new music. In 2004, he was Concertmaster of the KZN Philharmonic in Durban. He was also the Director of Baroque 2000, Durban’s acclaimed period instrument orchestra.

Adi Tal was born in Israel in 1986 and has had a wide-ranging international career. She joined the acclaimed Fidelio Trio in 2014.

Mary Dullea has built an impressive reputation as a performer and commissioner of new music - performing internationally. She is Director of Performance at Royal Holloway University in London.

The Fidelio Trio programme will include Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Piano Trio Opus 70 No 1 ('Ghost' Trio); Maurice Ravel’s Trio in A Minor and Bedřich Smetana’s Piano Trio in G Minor, Opus 15.

The Prelude Performer will be Weien Amy Luo (piano and violin), a sensational nine-year-old prodigy from Crawford Prep in La Lucia. She is already a seasoned star having appeared with the KZNPO every year since she was four.

The recital takes place on September 5 at 19h30 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K E Masinga (Old Fort) Road in Durban. Tickets R100 (R80 FOM Members and R20 Orchestral & Students)

Note: The Fidelio Trio will also be appearing with the KZNPO on September 7 at the Durban City Hall.