Thursday 06 October 2022 at 7:30 pm at
St Mary's Church, Barnes
Haydn Piano Trio in C, Hob.XV:27
Clarke Piano Trio
Arvo Pärt Adagio (based on the Adagio from Mozart’s Piano Sonata in F, K.280)
Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op.70 No.1 (Ghost)
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. Hailed for their “nuanced and powerful performance” (ROSL News, 18 March 2022), the trio recently won first prize in the 70th Royal Over-Seas League Competition for Strings and Piano Ensemble. The trio 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, Music-at-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. They seek to build a safe haven of chamber music and friendship curated for changing times and audiences.
Originally from Finland, Tuulia Hero was trained in violin from the age of 4 and brought up at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. She has additionally been coached at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin, as well as in Prussia Cove (UK), Yellow Barn Young Artist Program (USA) and Schleswig-Holstein International Masterclasses (Germany). As a performer, Tuulia gave her debut in 2012 at the Kauniainen Music Festival and has since then been invited to perform in places, such as the Presidential Palace of Finland, the Concert Hall of Music Centre in Helsinki and the Wigmore Hall in London. She has been awarded the Pro Musica Award, and grants and scholarships by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Sibelius Academy Foundation, Martin Wegelius Foundation and Finnish Music Foundation.
Cellist Patrick Moriarty is one of Ireland’s foremost musicians and is in high demand as a soloist and as a chamber musician, Patrick has performed in venues across Europe such as Wigmore Hall, Victoria Hall, Muziekgebouw, Musiikkitalo, IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, GAIA Music Festival. He has won numerous competitions and prizes such as the Philip Walsh Memorial Prize, Trisha Maguire Scholarship for outstanding solo Playing and multiple prizes at the Feis Ceol including the Bach and Contemporary Music Prize. Recording work includes working with The Abbey Road Studios Institute as well as multiple recordings for BBC3, RTE lyric FM and VPRO.
A native of Los Angeles, Stephanie Tang performed in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall at the age of 12 and has since then performed in major venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Shenzhen Concert Hall, Himalayan Concert Hall (Shanghai), Sendai Concert Hall, venues throughout the Netherlands, Place Flagey (Brussels), Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Milton Court (London), Banff Centre, and Koerner Hall (Toronto).
Most recently, Stephanie won the Guildhall School’s most distinguished award, the Gold Medal. and in the past she has won 1st prize at the Young Pianists’ Beethoven Competition, 2nd prize at the Louisiana International Piano Competition and the Jury’s Discretionary Prize at the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Bronislaw Kaper Awards.