THE FELICITE Piano Trio have won this year’s Leamington Music Prize.
The trio – which is set to perform at Leamington Music winter season – was among seven groups competing for the title at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
The trio, which was formed in 2018, played works by Lili Boulanger and Clara Schumann.
The trio is led by Ricardo Brown Roger who was born in Valencia in Spain, where he started his studies on the violin, before moving to the Royal College of Music in London and then as a postgraduate to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Cellist Lucy Samuels, began her studies aged seven with the Berkshire Maestro Trust. Now in her fourth year at the Conservatoire, she was earlier this year awarded the position of inaugural Student-in Residence with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
Pianist, Lucy Eccleshall, is from Derbyshire and in her final year studying for her Bachelor of Music Degree at the Conservatoire. Like the other members, she is passionate about education and teaching piano and she will have a piano tutor book for beginners published this summer.
Leamington Music festival director Richard Phillips said: “Over the years, we at Leamington Music have been pleased to support many talented musicians from the Conservatoire. They have been from various parts of the world, and we try to help them not only with actual concerts, but advice on marketing themselves and securing further work. The Prize money has very sensibly been used on occasions to attend courses which broaden experience.”
Leamington Music, launched in 2006, promotes the annual Leamington Music Festival which takes place over the first bank holiday weekend in May, a winter season of concerts with a monthly series of string quartets in Leamington and early music in Warwick and a flourishing Education Programme, in association with Warwickshire Music.
Visit www.leamingtonmusic.org for further details.