Triocca formed in 2003 and gave their first concert in the Aula Maxima in Galway. Subsequently they performed in Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery and for the Dublin Philharmonic Society. In 2006 they won a place on Ireland’s Young Music wide scheme. Since then, Triocca have performed in venues all over Ireland, including the Royal Dublin Society.
In February 2008 they travelled to Singapore, where they gave masterclasses and performed at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. They were also the first Irish group to perform at The Arts House.
In May 2008, they were invited to perform for the European Central Bank’s Culture Festival in Frankfurt.
Triocca have commissioned several new works and arrangements for Flute, Viola and Harp and have released a CD of Irish works under the Lyric FM lable.
Ríona Ó Duinnín
Ríona is a graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music where she received a First Class Honours Degree. Subsequently she was awarded a scholarship to study in New York at the Manhattan School of Music, graduating with a Masters Degree. In Ireland she has appeared as soloist with both the RTÉ National Symphony and Concert Orchestras and is currently Principal flute with the Wexford Festival Opera. She has been invited to participate in many music festivals in the US and Europe and was a Fellow at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Centre in Massachusetts for two summers, where she had the opportunity to work and perform with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Nancy is a graduate of Manchester University, the Royal Northern College of Music and The Juilliard School, New York, where she gained her Master of Music degree. Her teachers include Hilary Hart, Susie Meszaros and Toby Appel. She was the viola player of the Degas String Quartet, resident at Syracuse University, New York, and as a member of the Tavec String Quartet she gave performances at the Wigmore Hall in London and the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Nancy lives in London and has a busy freelancing career, performing with the London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and many other Orchestras and Chamber Ensembles in the UK and abroad. She is also a keen Swing Dancer!
Geraldine has been Principal Harpist with the RTE Concert Orchestra since 2006, in the same year, she was appointed to the teaching staff of the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. Outside of these two activities, she toured and recorded extensively with the harp, violin and cello group Reflecting Strings, the culmination of which has been five critically acclaimed CD's of new works and arrangements for this combination. She has been privileged to premiere many works by contemporary Irish composers, including "Endless the white clouds..." for solo harp by John Buckley at the 9th World Harp Congress. As a soloist, Geraldine has performed with the Ulster Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru, the Hungarian State Symphony and the RTÉCO. She also enjoys a variety of work in the field of light music, highlights include the premiere of Boublil and Schoenberg's The Pirate Queen in Chicago, the European premiere of The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel in the UK and more recently, playing in this years BBC Proms with the John Wilson Orchestra.
Geraldine holds a B.Mus.(Hons) from the Guildhall School of Music and a Konzertdiplom from the Hochschule fur Musik in Zurich, where she studied with the eminent French harpist Catherine Michel; it all began with lessons from the age of three with Denise Kelly.