The Paddington Trio clinched the top prize with a nuanced and powerful performance of Shostakovich in the hotly contested first ensemble final for the 70th year of the ROSL Annual Music Competition.



In the 70th year of the Annual Music Competition, the Paddington Trio became the first ensemble winners of the competition, taking home £10,000. With three groups selected to compete for the final prize, it was always going to be a hotly contested evening. The Brompton Quartet, Paddington Trio and Heathcliff Trio gave three exceptional performances in the Princess Alexandra Hall, and it was a difficult task for the adjudicators Carole Presland, Ciaran McCabe, Gavin Henderson CBE and Geoff Parkin to select the winners of the £10,000 award.

The Paddington Trio are currently students of the Advanced Chamber Music Programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Winners of the Chamber Prize in the St James Chamber Music Competition 2020 and finalists in the Ivan Sutton Award 2021, the Paddington Trio came together in 2020 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The trio has most recently found international success at the Tallinn International Piano Chamber Music Competition, winning 2nd prize as well as the Special Prize for Best Interpretation for an Estonian work. They have quickly emerged as a unique and versatile ensemble and have been invited to perform around the UK and Europe.

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Brompton Quartet

Paddington Trio


Heathcliff Trio

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