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New Music Successes for Director of Performance, Prof Mary Dullea

New Music Successes for Director of Performance, Prof Mary Dullea

  • Date12 January 2024

A New Year brings a host of exciting new projects and opportunities, and we were excited to catch up with our very own Director of Music Performance, Prof Mary Dullea, about what she has lined-up for the coming winter-spring.

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Fidelio Trio

Here is a selection of the projects and news Mary has to share with us:

The world of commissions on RTÉ Lyric FM

Recorded at Mary Dullea’s annual Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival in Belvedere House, Dublin City University, The Culture File Debate was broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM on 23 December and is still available to listen here: The panel of Mary Dullea, and composers, Rhona Clarke and John Buckley, talk to Luke Clancy about music commissions: getting and giving.

Mary featured in ‘Contemplating Morty’ at Cafe Oto

This month sees performances in two evenings dedicated to the music of Morton Feldman, ‘Contemplating Morty’ at Cafe Oto on 16 and 17 January. A retrospective of the music for piano and strings by this hugely influential composer, his quiet, intimate, and luminous compositions weave sounds inspired by both his relationships with visual arts and obsession with Persian tapestries.

For more information or to book your tickets, please visit this website:


Fidelio Trio feature in Dark Music Days in Iceland

Dark Music Days is a ray of light in the depths of Iceland’s winter and on 27 January 2024 Fidelio Trio perform a programme of music by Icelandic and Irish composers, including a world premiere commission by Ailis Ní Ríain plus Anna Clyne’s work ‘A Thousand Mornings’ inspired by a Mary Oliver poem and composed for the trio in 2021. For more information, please visit this website:

New album release with John McLachlan

Mary’s most recent album release is a double CD of the music of Irish composer John McLachlan on Farpoint Recordings, gathering reviews and presenting an important overview of this composer's significant output spanning 30 years. Here is an overview and review of the album, Drinking the stars, by Planet Hugill:

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