Solem wins Tunnell Trust Award

The Solem Quartet – the RNCM’s Junior Fellows in Chamber Music – has won a Tunnell Trust Award.

The foursome, violinists Amy Tress and Catherine Landen, violist Alistair Vennart, and cellist Stephanie Tress, will now give a series of concerts in Scotland during the 2017/18 season. They said: ‘We’re thrilled to have been chosen as Tunnell Trust award winners. As a result of this, we will be doing a tour of Scotland in the 2018 spring season, giving six concerts in rural parts of the country.’


The John Tunnell Trust was formed in 1988 by family members, colleagues and friends of the late John Tunnell, OBE, founder leader of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Since then the Trust has assisted young professional chamber music ensembles and Scottish Music Clubs by running its Music Club Awards Scheme whereby the Trust pays the fees of outstanding young groups to play at music venues all over Scotland with an emphasis on helping those in small and remote places as well as in the major centres. By the end of the next season the Tunnell Trust will have assisted 96 groups – included numerous RNCM ensembles – and sponsored 568 concerts in 80 different venues.

6 October 2016