Huw Watkins, Tobias Feldmann and Laura van der Heijden have formed an exceptionally exciting trio.
For enquiries please contact either Sibylle Jackson at Hazard Chase or Laura Tear at Laura Tear Artist Management.
Huw Watkins was born in Wales in 1976. He studied piano with Peter Lawson at Chetham’s School of Music and composition with Robin Holloway, Alexander Goehr and Julian Anderson at Cambridge and the Royal College of Music.
In 2001 he was awarded the Constant and Kit Lambert Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music, where he now teaches composition.
As a pianist, Huw Watkins is in great demand with orchestras and festivals including the London Sinfonietta, Britten Sinfonia, the BBC orchestras and Aldeburgh and Cheltenham Festivals.
A favourite partner for chamber collaborations, Huw Watkins performs regularly with his brother Paul Watkins, as well as Alina Ibragimova, James Gilchrist, Daniel Hope, Nicholas Daniel, Sebastian Manz, Mark Padmore, Carolyn Sampson, and Alexandra Wood.
Huw Watkins is one of Britain’s foremost composers and his music has been performed throughout Europe and North America. He is regularly featured on BBC Radio 3, both as a performer and as a composer. Most recently, NMC Records have released a disc dedicated to Huw Watkins’ work entitled "In my craft of sullen art"
Born in Fulda, Germany, Tobias Feldmann started playing the violin at the age of seven. After only one year he was admitted to the Würzburg Conservatoire as a pre-college student, where he was taught by Dan Talpan and Prof Herwig Zack for many years. He now studies with Prof Antje Weithaas at “Hanns Eisler“ Conservatoire in Berlin.
Tobias won the German Music Competition 2012 where he was also awarded a special prize donated by the Marie-Luise Imbusch Foundation.
In October 2012 he won the 3rd prize, audience prize and critic's prize at the prestigious Joseph Joachim Violin Competition in Hannover.
He has appeared with orchestras such as Utah Symphony, NDR Symphony Orchestra Hannover, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn and Nürnberg Symphony.
Tobias plays a violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona 1703, on loan to him as a result of winning the 21st competition of the German Music Instrument Trust.