Paddington Trio announced as RNCM Junior Fellows in Chamber Music

We’re pleased to announce that the Paddington Trio has been awarded the position of Junior Fellows in Chamber Music for the 2023/24 academic year.

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.

Paddington Trio sitting on a couch with their instruments.

Comprising violinist Tuulia Hero (Finland), cellist Patrick Moriarty (Ireland) and pianist Stephanie Tang (US), the Trio has won multiple awards to date, including first prize at the 70th Royal Over-Seas League Competition for Strings and Piano Ensemble, the prestigious 2023 Parkhouse Award held at Wigmore Hall earlier this year, and the 2022 NEW FORMATS Project Prize in Graz, Austria.

Jeremy Young, Head of Chamber Music, said: ‘We are delighted to announce the appointment of  The Paddington Trio as our new Junior Fellows in Chamber Music for 2023-24. The fellowship is one of the most prestigious in Europe with former ensembles such as Trio Gaspard, Sitkovetsky Piano Trio and Heath Quartet all being recipients. The Paddington Trio hail from Finland, USA and Ireland and are already carving out a very successful international career having been winners of the Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Competition, the Parkhouse Award and Kirckman Concert Society. The Trio were outstanding in their audition and are committed to working with our talented students. I’m confident they will be an exciting and inspirational addition to our busy chamber music department’.

Firmly committed to new music and innovation and generously supported by the City Music Foundation, Kirckman Concert Society and GMZ Management, the Paddington Trio seek to build engaging concert programmes curated for changing times and audiences.

They added: ‘It is such a privilege to get to join RNCM as Junior Fellows in Chamber Music next year. We view this as a very unique opportunity to share our love and care for great chamber music with likeminded students and to really dive into the warm and vibrant scene of the school. All three of us feel very inspired and supported by the extraordinary chamber music department at RNCM and cannot wait to soon become a small part of it ourselves.’

3 July 2023