In Partnership with Making Music

In the exciting final to the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition 2018, three ensembles will compete for the Grand Prize. The winning ensemble will be selected by a panel of high profile judges from the classical music world, and there will also be an audience vote to select the winner of the Audience Prize. Results will be announced at the end of the evening.


Mila Piano Trio:
Laura Rickard Violin
Cliona Ni Choileain Cello
Ziteng Fan Piano

Cydonie Banting – The Little Hunt
Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No 2 in C minor (I – Allegro energico e con fuoco)

Barbican Quartet:
Amarins Wierdsma Violin
Tim Crawford Violin
Christoph Slenczka Viola
Yoanna Prodaniva Cello

Webern – Fünf Sätze
Britten – Three Divertimenti (III – Waltz)
Bartók – String Quartet No 2 (II – Allegro molto capriccioso)

Amanzi Quartet:
Veronica Marziano Violin
Katherine Perrin Viola
Leah Long
XinRu Chen Piano

Noskowski – Piano Quartet in D minor (II – Molto Andante cantabile)
Brahms – Piano Quartet in G minor (IV – Rondo alla Zingarese)

Plus special guests – the Zelkova Quartet (winners of the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition 2017).

About the competition

Now in its eighth year, the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition is well and truly established in the ambitions of young musicians and in the diaries of London concert-goers.

The competition was started in 2010 and embodies St Martin-in-the-Fields’ commitment to the discovery, nurture and promotion of new and emerging musical talent, continuing a long history of musical excellence and artistic contribution at this iconic Church in the heart of London.

The prize is unique as the winners of the competition will have the opportunity to establish a professional performance profile of concerts around the UK through the Making Music member network.

Making Music has supported the competition since its inception and has been instrumental in providing concert opportunities for the winners alongside the recipients of the Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists.