Germaine Tailleferre Piano Trio
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66
Formed at the Royal College of Music in 2021, the Astatine Trio were unanimously awarded First Prize at the 2022 Senior Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition as the youngest entrants, with an average age of less than 19. They went on to win the First Prize and Luigi Boccherini Prize of the International Virtuoso & Belcanto Chamber Competition (held in Lucca, Italy) in July 2022.
They were joint first prize winners of the Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition in November 2022. They have also been chosen as one of four groups participating in ChamberStudio’s Hans Keller Forum for 2022/23.
The trio regularly perform in the UK and abroad – past and upcoming engagements include performances at Wigmore Hall (as part of the RCM’s String Showcase concert in May 2022), St James’s Piccadilly, the Austrian Cultural Forum, Gloucester Music Society and St Mary’s Perivale – and they recently became a member of Talent Unlimited. They are grateful for the support of Maggie Grimsdell (Music at Longhill Road), the Piano Trio Society and the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust.