TEDx DunLaoghaire 2021 Performing Artists
Founded in 2016 by harpist Fiona Gryson (www.fionagryson.ie) and clarinettist Berginald Rash (www.berginaldrash.com), Dathanna Harp and Clarinet Duo is an ensemble forged in friendship, mutual respect and joyful musical collaborations that highlights the timbral beauty, emotive expressiveness, and unique pairing of the harp and clarinet. Both Fiona and Berginald are celebrated concert artists both nationally and internationally with a wide repertoire and long history of musical success. Together, the duo has performed at the Hugh Lane Sundays @ Noon online concert series, Kaleidoscope Night music series, the Boyne Music Festival as well as the Tara Summer Festival.
Hailed for his ‘especially stylish’ playing (The Guardian), Mr. Rash is a critically acclaimed Dublin-based American clarinetist, who’s received a Recital Artist Diploma from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, has performed with such orchestras as the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Symphony, and Orchestra of the Swan; has been heard on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune with Sean Rafferty, performed at the BBC Proms, Snape Maltings Proms, and Gent Music Festival. He has collaborated with members of such orchestras as London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt hr-Sinfonieorchester, Atlanta Symphony and with the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet. He is a Devon & Burgani Artist on the Fluency series, has been featured on the cover of the International Clarinet Association’s September 2020 publication of The Clarinet, is a recent TEDx speaker, has been a reviewer for BBC Radio 3’s Record Review, has been heard on RTÉ Lyric FM’s Full Score with Liz Nolan, has been awarded the Arts Council of Ireland’s 2020 Music Bursary, and was recently featured on the European Association of Conservatoires’ (AEC) Strengthening Music in Society podcast series.