The Fidelio Trio - international piano trio playing a diverse repertoire of contemporary music

The admirable Fidelio Trio…

The Herald

   

                 
       

About Ravel and Saint-Saëns latest release:

The Fidelio’s interpretation possesses admirable clarity and definition, polish and brio, qualities they bring also to a very different world of sound in the Ravel Trio. In both works their interpretative touch is secure, their rapport instinctive. Together with their eloquence and passion, this all adds up to something special.

Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice, November 2016

Fidelio Trio transfigure the music they play… The Fidelio lavished much loving care and attention on this work transforming the anguished, nervous and bitter first half into a mood of consolation and liberation in the second…

Seen and Heard International,
Cheltenham Festival, July 2016 

…produced a dazzling performance …the arrangement here simply glowed…

Sunday Business Post, June 2016

This ensemble is all about a straight-ahead approach; and they make what they do look all-too-effortless.

San Francisco Classical Voice

 

       

About ‘Dancing in Daylight’:

Their playing of these ‘new’ works on this present CD is remarkable… One of the best modern chamber music records I have heard in a long time.

MusicWeb International

These players deliver the most impressive performances of these fine works. The recording is excellent and there are informative booklet notes.

Classical Reviewer

Kudos to the musicians of the Fidelio Trio.

Klassik.com
       

The sound of this trio is irresistible…

The Herald
       

Ravel’s Piano Trio was a lyric upwelling… The Fidelio players brought it off superbly, and it was a joy.

The Sunday Times
 
       

The Fidelio Trio are dedicated to contemporary music and to commissioning new work, combining freshness with a nicely matter-of-fact approach. …were faithful to the spirit and transfigurative beauty of the music.

The Guardian


 
       

About new release, Michael Nyman Piano Trios on MNR:

The Fidelio Trio perfectly handles the slight changes of rhythmic pattern and colours that keep alive the five movements of Poczatek. …showcasing The Fidelio player’s warmth, creating some beautiful string tone.  

The Strad

Insistent, motivic reiterations, leavened with lyricism and compassion… given fine performances.

BBC Music Magazine

This disc is very worth having… The Fidelio Trio performs wonderfully.

www.aud.com

 
       

…a brilliant performance by The Fidelio Trio…

Sunday Times

 
           
       

About The Piano Tuner, DCD 34084:

The fine Fidelio Trio plays each piece with deft understanding of it’s aesthetic stance.

Sunday Times

This kind of music is food and drink to the Fidelio Trio and it gives sure-footed, rhythmically alive, directly communicative performances of all three works, which Delphian offers in a warm and immediate recording.

International Record Review

The Fidelio Trio’s advocacy of British music continues with this disc of piano trios from Scottish (and Scottish-based) composers… …a thought-provoking release.

Gramophone

 
       

The virtuosic Fidelio Trio…

Sunday Times

 
       

This is a bold and powerful recording, thoughtfully recorded, showing the young Fidelio Trio to be a force to be reckoned with.

International Record Review

 
       

…a performance of charged lyricism, tireless commitment to the churning, angular patterns and an ability to negotiate the sudden mood changes that much of the music demands.

The Strad

 
       

…this superbly played collection of Irish trios.

The Guardian

 
       

The Fidelio Trio’s new music star has been in the ascendant in the past few years, and this confident disc of contemporary Irish piano trios exhibits well the power of musical insight and the assuredly interesting programming that have helped occasion that rise.

www.musicalcriticism.com

 
       

…beautifully played.

The Sunday Times

 
       

That sense of space and calmness is memorably evoked by the Fidelio Trio here, whose spacious, deeply calm reading of this often very beautiful score is utterly bewitching.

International Record Review

       

Darragh Morgan and Robin Michael are superbly well focused, Mary Dullea is no less authoritative in Notes from a Diary.

Gramophone

 

       

The trio’s violinist Darragh Morgan and cellist Robin Michael construct the wonderfully detailed sound worlds impressively: chilly false harmonics shimmer and form whirlpools of ambience, while icy cluster chords receive impeccable tuning.

The Strad

 

       

…the performances are a treat.

Critic’s Choice, Gramophone

 

 
       

Their style is electrifyingly unanimous… ice-cool virtuosity and moody whispers that colour in equal measure.

The Scotsman

 

 
       

Ravel’s piano trio was really as fine a performance as one is likely to hear.

The Herald

 

 
       

A sensitive and mature performance… 

Musical Opinion

 

 
       

The Fidelio Trio’s playing was deftly coloured and responsive down to the lightest shadows of vapour…

Irish Times

 

 
       

The Fidelio Trio’s performances have the ring of authority.

Irish Times

 

 
       

…one of the most compelling and electrifying discs I have heard in a long time.

The Sunday Tribune

 

 
       

…compelling listening, not least in performances as dramatically bold and incisively detailed as on offer here from a Fidelio Trio on lucid and keenly expressive form.

The Journal of Music in Ireland

 

 
       

Wigmore Hall debut in December 2009
Live concert highlights of 2009,

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