Formed at the Royal College of Music in 2021, the Astatine Trio were unanimously awarded First Prize at the 2022 Senior Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition as the youngest entrants, with an average age of less than 19 (jury Raphael Wallfisch, Anthony Marwood and Tom Poster). They went on to win the First Prize and Luigi Boccherini Prize of the International Virtuoso & Belcanto Chamber Competition (held in Lucca, Italy) in July 2022 and were most recently joint first prize winners of the Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition in November 2022.

In July 2022 the trio were selected by the Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival for a public masterclass with Alfred Brendel, after which they were invited by the legendary artist to undertake further work with him privately. They were also chosen as one of four groups participating in ChamberStudio’s Hans Keller Forum for 2022/23, receiving mentoring from Alasdair Beatson, John Myerscough and Richard Ireland at three intensive residencies across the academic year. They have benefited from regular coaching with Prach Boondiskulchok (Linos Piano Trio) and have also worked with Luc-Marie Aguera, Adrian Brendel, Riccardo Cecchetti, Peter Nagy, Michał Kaznowski, the Gould Trio, Michał Cwicewicz, Mark Messenger and members of the Harlem Quartet.

The trio regularly perform in the UK and abroad – past and upcoming engagements include performances at Wigmore Hall, St James’s Piccadilly, the Austrian Cultural Forum, Gloucester Music Society and St Mary’s Perivale – and they recently became a member of Talent Unlimited. They are grateful for the support of Maggie Grimsdell (Music at Longhill Road), Philip Carne, the Piano Trio Society and the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust.