Having started their first adventure together at Paddington Station in London during the pandemic in 2020, the Paddington Trio has quickly emerged as a unique and versatile ensemble of a lasting entity. The trio recently won first prize in the 70th Royal Over-Seas League Competition for Strings & Piano Ensemble and will make their Wigmore Hall debut this May.
Committed to thoughtfully curated programming, as well as passionate advocates of new classical music, the Paddington Trio was the first prize winner at the NEW FORMATS Project Prize 2022 in Graz, Austria. In 2021, they won 2nd prize and the jury prize for the Best Interpretation of an Estonian Work at the Tallinn International Piano Chamber Music Competition as well as 1st prize at the Clara Schumann International Competition.
Their recent performances include concerts at St Mary’s Perivale, Southwark Cathedral, Musicat-Hill Midtown Concert Series, Westminster Music Library and the Milton Court Concert Hall.
Upcoming concert highlights in 2022 include Wigmore Hall concerts in May and July, the Otaniemi Chapel Summer Concert Series in Finland and the Creative Oundle International Festival in the UK.
The trio continues to study together at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Benefiting from regular tuition with Adrian Brendel and Caroline Palmer, they have received coaching and mentoring from other esteemed chamber musicians, such as Levon Chilingirian, David Dolan, Matthew Jones, Robert Levin, David Waterman, Andrew Watkinson, Marko Ylönen, Terhi Paldanius and Ronan O’Hora.
Having first arrived separately from different countries, violinist Tuulia Hero (Finland), cellist Patrick Moriarty (Ireland) and pianist Stephanie Tang (US) seek to build engaging concert programmes curated for changing times and audiences.