The Waldsten Trio achieved significant early success as the only London College prize winners at the CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition at Wigmore Hall in 2022. Immediately after, they were offered the Carne Trust Junior Fellowship by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance; and, the following year, the Trio won the 1st Prize at the “4th Vienna International Music Competition”, leading to a performance in the Musikverein-Brahms Saal, Vienna, which in turn resulted in an invitation to take part in the prestigious Evolution Chamber Music Course in the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity in Canada.
On their return to London, thanks to the generosity of Philip Carne, the Trio was offered a second year of Fellowship and continued to gain more awards; winning the First Prize in the “Medici International Music Competition”, the Gold Prize and the Special Award for Best Professional Chamber Ensemble in the “Amadeus International Music Awards” and the First Prize in the “Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition” in Bonn.
Recent performances include the Brahms Piano Quartets in Malta, the Shostakovich and Mendelssohn Trios in Canada and Cyprus, concerts with cellist Raphael Wallfisch, a cycle of Shostakovich Chamber Works, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time in London, a Masterclass and a Concert at Manchester University and a performance in Mozarteum Grosser Saal in Salzburg, Austria.
The members of the Trio are very keen to perform not only the standard repertoire for piano trio but also to premiere new music: most recently collaborations with three living composers Sem Hak (Netherlands), Valentina Ciardelli (Italy) and Bruno Heinen (United Kingdom). Future performances of the trio include concerts in Germany and Mexico, as well as performing
independently as soloists with orchestras in the UK.
Their programme will include the Beethoven trio Op 1 No 3 in C minor and the Brahms trio No 1 in B major Op 8.