Paddington Trio

Tuula Hero (violin)
Patrick Moriarty (cello)
Stephanie Tang (piano)

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. Hailed for its “nuanced and powerful performance” (ROSL News, 18 March 2022), the trio won first prize in the 70th Royal Over-Seas League Competition for Strings and Piano Ensemble. They are 2022 City Music Foundation Artists.

Committed to thoughtfully curated programming, as well as being passionate advocates of new classical music, the Trio was first prize winner at the NEW FORMATS Project Prize 2022 in Graz, Austria. In 2021, the Trio won second prize and the jury prize for the best interpretation of an Estonian Work at the Tallinn International Piano Chamber Music Competition as well as first prize at the Clara Schumann International Competition.

Recent appearances include Wigmore Hall, Barnes Music Society, Oxford Coffee Concerts, Leeds International Concert Season and the Creative Oundle International Festival. Upcoming concert highlights include début performances at St George's Bristol, Brighton Dome, Kings Place, LSO St Luke's, King's Lynn Festival and BBC Total Immersion concert series.

Having all studied individually at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the trio is currently part of the Guildhall Artist Fellowship programme. During their studies, they have worked with Levon Chilingirian, Robert Levin, Johannes Meissl, Adrian Brendel, David Dolan, members of the Takacs, Endellion, Meta4 and Kamus quartets, and with Thomas Ades at the IMS Prussia Cove’s 50th anniversary masterclasses.