The Hearn Recital Room
Took place on Mon 29 Jan 2024, 1.10pm


Lunchtime Recital: Paddington Trio

The Hearn Recital Room
Took place on Mon 29 Jan 2024, 1.10pm

Tuulia Hero violin
Patrick Moriarty cello
Stephanie Tang piano

Beethoven Piano Trio In B Flat major, Op 11
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Having started their first adventure together at Paddington Station during the pandemic in 2020, the Paddington Trio has quickly emerged as a unique and versatile ensemble of a lasting entity. Hailed for their “nuanced and powerful performance” (ROSL News, 18 March 2022), the trio won first prize in the 70th Royal Over-Seas League Competition for Strings & Piano Ensemble. This April 2023, they won the prestigious Parkhouse Award in Wigmore Hall. They are supported by the City Music Foundation, Kirckman Concert Society, Le Dimore del Quartetto and GBZ Management.Committed to thoughtfully curated programming, as well as passionate advocates of new classical music, the Paddington Trio won first prize at the NEW FORMATS Project Prize 2022 in Graz, Austria, 2nd prize and the jury prize for the Best Interpretation of an Estonian Work at the 2021 Tallinn International Piano Chamber Music Competition and 1st prize at the Clara Schumann International Competition.

In March 2023, the trio made their concerto debut, where they performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto under Jan Söderblom with the Jyväskylä Sinfonia. They have had the immense privilege to perform in prestigious halls and series such as Wigmore Hall, LSO St. Luke’s, Oxford Coffee Concerts, St. George’s Bristol, Brighton Dome and BBC Total Immersion. Upcoming concert highlights include debuts at Conway Hall, Brighton Festival, Buxton International Festival, Schiermonnikoog Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Lake District Summer Music. They have appeared on YLE Radio (Finland) and BBC Radio 3 In Tune.

Having all studied individually at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the trio is currently in the Guildhall Artist Fellowship programme. They are grateful to receive mentorship from Richard Ireland at ChamberStudio and Marc Danel at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy. They have had the privilege to work closely with Eberhard Feltz, Gary Hoffman, Levon Chilingirian, Adrian Brendel, Robert Levin, Johannes Meissl, David Dolan and members of the Ébène, Takács, Endellion, Meta4 and Kamus quartets. The trio has also studied under Thomas Adès at the IMS Prussia Cove’s 50th anniversary masterclasses.