Trinity Laban's Austen Piano Trio won first prize at the Stratford and East London Music Festival competition recently. The trio is made up of Daniel Edwards (BMus Performance), Victoria Jericó (MMus Performance) and Giulio Potenza (PGAD Performance)
Founded in 1882, the Stratford and East London Music Festival is a competitive music, speech and drama festival with over 200 classes in various categories, including singing, pianoforte, orchestras and Instrumental and percussion. Competitors come from across the local area and beyond to participate in the friendly competition with the hope of winning a variety of prizes.
The Austen Piano Trio performed in the senior duet/trio class category of the competition with a winning performance (Beethoven's Op.1, no.1 in E-flat major) to adjudicator Giu Johnston.
Trinity Laban's Chamber Music Coordinator, David Kenedy, said:
"The Austen Piano Trio has achieved remarkable success in the very short time that the members have been together. This has been the result of enthusiasm and hard work, as well as the combination of the individual skills and talents of the players, each with their own individual strengths which clearly combine together for the benefit of the whole.
"They have seized every opportunity for rehearsal, coaching and performance and should have a bright future in the music profession."