Mithras Piano Trio, RPS Henderson Award for chamber ensemble

Mithras Piano Trio

RPS Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award | £5,000

Winners of the 10th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, 67th Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, the 2019 Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition 2019, and the 2018 St. James Chamber Music Competition, the Mithras Trio came together in 2017 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

As well as regular tuition with Matthew Jones, Carole Presland and Ursula Smith, they have also received coaching from András Keller, Rolf Hind, David Dolan and the Endellion String Quartet, and were selected to perform in masterclasses with Ralf Gothóni, Levon Chilingirian, the Takács, Danish and Emerson Quartets, and Alasdair Tait.

Ionel, Leo and Dominic are experienced collaborators, having appeared in the Barbican Hall, City of London Festival, Harmos Festival Portugal, and Orpheus and Bacchus Festival among others. They have also worked in side-by-side performances with eminent musicians including Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, Krysia Osostowicz, Andrew Marriner, Janine Jansen, the Wihan, Chilingirian and Heath Quartets, and Ben Frith. Individually they have had successes in a number of international competitions, including the Concours International de Piano d'Epinal in France, the Imola International Piano Awards, the Orpheus Musician of the Year Competition, the Brant International Piano Competition and Bromsgrove International Musicians' Competition. Dominic was also the keyboard section winner of both the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition and the 65th Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition.

They have performed at many of London’s major venues, including Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Milton Court Concert Hall, as well as giving concerts at the Lake District Summer Music Festival, Guildhall Chamber Music Festival, Highgate International Chamber Music Festival, Leeds International Concert Season and Yewfield Concert Series. They were selected as Kirckman Concert Society Young Artists for the 2019/2020 season, and are on the Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme.

They are passionate exponents of contemporary music, having worked extensively with Helen Grime and Julian Philips, and gave the world première of a new piece by Péter Tornyai at the Solti Hall in Budapest, who dedicated the work to the Mithras Piano Trio after working with them.

The Mithras Piano Trio was awarded the RPS Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award in 2019. This award comprises a £5,000 cash prize to fund future performance opportunities and tailored career support from the RPS in the 2019/20 season.