The Trio Mise-en-Scène has been crowned this year’s winner of the Weil Prize.
Comprising fourth year violinist Bing Xiang, postgraduate cellist Michelle So and third year pianist Yulia Vershinina, the Trio performed Haydn’s Piano Trio in G major and Winter from Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires to great praise during last Thursday’s final.
‘We are so happy to have been awarded the Weil Prize this year,’ said Michelle. ‘It's a lovely encouragement following several intense and wonderful months working together as a trio. We felt terrific after playing our final, having brought together all of the learning and experience into a performance we were proud of.
‘It's exciting to make music in this way and we are grateful to have such passionate, illuminating guidance from our coaches at the College. We're really looking forward to our next performances and continuing to push on with our development.’
The Weil Prize is open to any String Quartet, String Quintet, String Trio, Piano Trio or Piano Quartet and the programme is set to three movements of any Haydn or Mozart score and any movement from an appropriate 20th or 21st century work. This year, the competition was judged by cellist and RNCM International Chamber Music Studio Artistic Director, Petr Praus violinist Peter Cropper.
Other finalists included the Pether Trio, Mosaic Trio and Cassia Quartet, which was awarded an honorary award on the night.
18 March 2013