Mary Dullea, Director of Performance: International Jury Invitation, Arts Council Award, and recent events

Mary Dullea, Director of Performance: International Jury Invitation, Arts Council Award, and recent events

Music Article 4 - MaryDr. Mary Dullea, Director of Performance, has had a busy Spring thus far in her performance and research activities. These include recitals for Belfast International Chamber Music Festival, Music in Kilkenny, Lancaster (LICA), The Helix Dublin, Newcastle, Luton Music Society and Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin. This will continue into the Summer with residencies at Cheltenham Music Festival and St. Magnus International Festival.

Mary has also been invited to sit on the panel for the International Chamber Music Competition ‘Franz Schubert and Modern Music’ in Graz, Austria in February next year and is very much looking forward to hearing some outstanding young piano trios perform a range of repertoire.

In March, Mary took part in a Panel Discussion on ‘Trending in New Music’ as the opening event for the international festival, ‘New Music Dublin’ and only a day later she presented a paper at the International Conference ‘Music in the 21st Century’ at Trinity College Dublin.

She was recently awarded a grant by the Arts Council of Ireland towards the recording and release of a CD on the Metier Divine Art label of 7 premiere recordings of works by Irish composers written for/premiered by Mary, the culmination of a series of collaborations.  February saw the release on Naxos of Piano Trios by Korngold and Schoenberg (Verklarte Nacht arr. Steuermann) with The Fidelio Trio, and next month sees the release of The Complete Music for Violin and Piano by Michael Finnissy with Darragh Morgan, violin, on Metier Divine Art.

Current collaborations and commissions include new piano trios for The Fidelio Trio by Michael Zev Gordon, Dorothy Ker, Gavin Higgins (with a world premiere at Cheltenham Festival on 5 July), and a piano trio for Ryan Molloy – which will be an exploration of traditional Irish music influences and strands in a piano trio setting.

Additional information can be found on the following websites:

www.marydullea.com

www.fideliotrio.com