Darragh Morgan

Belfast born violinist and founder member of Fidelio Trio, Darragh Morgan has performed extensively throughout Europe, USA, Africa and Asia. He has performed concertos with orchestras including European Union Chamber Orchestra, Istanbul Symphony, Cyprus Chamber Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Ulster Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, and Kolner Kammerorchester. Solo appearances include Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Wien Modern, Philips Collection Washington DC, National Sawdust New York.

As a highly active and renowned interpreter of contemporary music, Darragh diverse range of collaborators include Arvo Part, Philip Glass, Tunde Jegede, Mira Calix, David Holmes and Scanner. He regularly leads London Sinfonietta, and has also guest led The Philharmonia (Music of Today), London Symphony Orchestra (Soundhub), Ensemble Modern, Musik Fabrik, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Remix Ensemble (Porto) and Athlesas Sinfonietta (Copenhagen ). Darragh was violinist with the acclaimed Smith Quartet ‘regarded as Britain’s answer to the Kronos’ (The Guardian) from 2005-2011 and previously Artistic Director of Baroque 2000 in South Africa. From 2009-19 he was on the violin faculty at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and has given masterclasses at Curtis Institute, Peabody Conservatory, Central Conservatory Beijing and YST Singapore.

Darragh has recorded over 50 albums for Naxos, Resonus, NMC, Metier, Delphian and Signum. He plays an 1848 Giuseppe Rocca violin, generously on loan from The Morgan-Rocca Instrument Trust which is administered by The Royal Society of Musicians and a fine bow made by Alfred Lamy.

He has recently been awarded a prestigious Finzi Scholarship and in 2021 received a Creative Collaborative Award from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.