STEPHANIE TANG, PIANO
TUULIA HERO, VIOLIN
PATRICK MORIARTY, CELLO
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. They are supported generously by the City Music Foundation and Kirckman Concert Society.
Committed to thoughtfully curated programming, as well as passionate advocates of new classical music, the Paddington Trio was the first prize winner at the 2023 Parkhouse Award in Wigmore Hall and 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.
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 concert series. Upcoming concert highlights include debuts at Conway Hall, Brighton Festival, Buxton International Festival, Schiermonnikoog Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Lake District Summer Music.
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 with Gary Hoffman, Levon Chilingirian, Adrian Brendel, Robert Levin, Johannes Meissl, David Dolan and members of the Takács, Endellion, Meta4 and Kamus quartets. The trio worked with Thomas Adés at the IMS Prussia Cove’s 50th anniversary masterclasses.
Having arrived in London 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.