Darragh Morgan

Darragh was born in Belfast in 1974. In 1992, he received a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Professor Detlef Hahn. Darragh is an experienced orchestral player having led the Britten-Pears Orchestra at the 1996 Aldeburgh Festival as well as the London Schubert Players on their début CD recording (Cresidia Classics). He has also worked with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and the London Sinfonietta. Darragh has performed in masterclasses with Pinchas Zukerman, Paul Zukofsky, Pierre Amoyal and Yan Pascal Tortelier. He has also received chamber music coaching from some of the world's pre-eminent musicians including Lord Menhuin, Yfrah Neaman, Sidney Griller as well as members of the Takacs, Arditti, Amadeus and Brindisi string quartets. Darragh has performed extensively on national television and radio, most recently for BBC Radios 2 and 4 and Channel 4 TV. He has given solo recitals at Nelahozeves Castle (Prague), the Yverdon Festival (Switzerland), Sha Tin Town Hall (Hong Kong), The Hollywell Music Room (Oxford), Hillsborough Castle (Northern Ireland) and at the Purcell Room (London). From 1996-7 Darragh was a Junior Fellow at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts assisting Michael Ma, Head of Strings. Forthcoming engagements include recitals at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Royal Dublin Society and The Belfast Festival at Queens as a member of the Fidelio Trio, as well as numerous engagements with the Priors Hill Quartet.