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Morgan Darragh

Darragh Morgan

Violinist Darragh Morgan enjoys a hugely diverse and rewarding career.

He has led world class international ensembles, such as the Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Musik Fabrik and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

As a concerto soloist, highlights include invitations from the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland (performing Elastic Harmonic by Donnacha Dennehy, recorded on NMC D133), the Ulster Orchestra (in the world premiere of Hymn of Dawn by Sir John Tavener), and the KZN Philharmonic (giving the South African premiere of Samuel Barber's violin concerto).

His many CD recordings include Opera NMC D108, the complete violin & piano music of Michael Finnissy for Mode Records (both with pianist Mary Dullea) and For John Cage by Morton Feldman with pianist John Tilbury on Matchless Recordings.

A keen pedagogue, he is regularly invited to work with string and composition students at the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music and the Britten Pears Young Artists Programme.

He is a member of two award winning chamber ensembles The Smith Quartet and The Fidelio Trio. With these groups Darragh has performed at many prestigious international festivals including, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Huddersfield, FuseLeeds, BBC Proms Chamber Music, Festival D'Automne à Paris and the Luzern Festival.

'Talented playing of much conviction' Emanuel Hurwitz

'Morgan's performance had total authority, with careful attention given to the ebbs and flows of Denisov's Solo Violin Sonata' The Strad

Darragh Morgan, violin and Mary Dullea, piano: Jonathan Powell, 'Intrecciata' (opening)
from Opera: New Works for Violin & Piano (NMC D108)
audio clip (P) 2006 NMC Recordings included with kind permission
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events in 2008 with Darragh Morgan
  Date Day Time Location Event Details
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14Fri 7.45 pmAberdeenFidelio Trio
15Sat10.00 amAberdeenExtended String Techniques Workshop, with Darragh Morgan, violin & Robin Michael, cello
15Sat 6.00 pmAberdeenRevolutions per hour, electroacoustic music and sound art
16Sun 3.00 pmBanchorySmith Quartet