- November 11, 2021
- The Sonic Lab, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast
- 13:10 - 14:00
View the recorded version on the SARC Youtube Channel please click the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5wr0lMulBc
Celebrated Irish virtuoso Darragh Morgan explores the world of solo violin and electronics, premiering a work Spin II by Frank Lyons that uses the full power of the Sonic Lab. The eloquence of the traditional solo violin is explored in Hellawell's Balcony Scenes and the premiere of an arrangement by Volans, Beobab.
'a spell-binding performance by Irish violinist Darragh Morgan', Limelight Magazine
Described by The Strad Magazine as ‘hugely impressive, he plays with seemingly effortless control’ Irish violinist Darragh Morgan was born in Belfast in 1974. A renowned exponent of contemporary music, Darragh has appeared as a soloist at Aldeburgh Festival, Philips Collection Washington DC, Wiener Konzerthaus, Spitalfields Festival, Osterfestival Tirol and BBC Proms Chamber Music. His numerous concerto appearances with The Ulster Orchestra include the World Premiere of ‘Hymn of Dawn’ by Sir John Tavener which he also performed with Istanbul Symphony Orchestra. With National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland he has toured Beethoven Triple Concerto, recorded ‘Elastic Harmonic’ by Donnacha Dennehy for NMC Recordings and he has premiered Brian Irvine’s ‘A Mon Seul Desir’. With RTÉ Concert Orchestra and London Musici/Rambert Dance Company he has given over 40 performances of ‘Tabula Rasa’ by Arvo Pärt (including in the presence of the composer). Darragh gave the South African premiere of Barber Violin Concerto with the KZN Philhamonic Orchestra. Other concerto appearances have included Kölner Kammerorchester and Cyprus Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with such distinguished musicians as Thomas Adès, Emmanuel Pahud, Darius Brubeck, Joanna MacGregor, John Tilbury, Mícheál Ò Súilleabháin and David Holmes.
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