Trio Havisham

Magdalena Riedl (violin)
Waynne Kwon (cello)
Zany Denyer (piano)

Trio Havisham is an award-winning ensemble, founded by Zany Denyer and Magdalena Riedl in 2019, with Waynne Kwon joining in 2023. Their performances have been described as having "real flair while never losing that sense of balance" (CAVATINA 2022). They enjoy a diverse concert activity across the UK, performing at concert venues including Wigmore Hall, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Ambleside New Generation Artists Series and RNCM Concert Hall. They have upcoming recitals in Scotland through the Tunnell Trust and at LSO St Luke's.

One of their most recent successes was winning 2nd prize at the Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon in April 2023. Previously they were awarded 1st prize at the CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition which was held at Wigmore Hall in May 2022 and this proved to be a springboard to their continued work and concert activity. They also took part and reached the Finals of the Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition in November 2022 and during their previous studies at RNCM, they were chosen as the Christopher Rowland Ensemble of the Year.

Of special interest to Trio Havisham are the rarely played trios by Bohuslav Martinu, particularly the first piano trio ('Cinq Pièces Brèves'). In September 2023, they recorded the 'Cinq Pièces Brèves' at Angel Studios in London for the Abbey Road Institute.

They are grateful to be part of ChamberStudio UK's Hans Keller Forum 2023/24, which includes three residencies in Cambridge and having won the Musicians' Company Award at Wigmore Hall, they are now part of their 5-year Young Artist Program. In June 2023, they were broadcast by Classic FM and had an interview published about them in the Austrian cultural magazine "Die Presse".

Zany and Magdalena are currently postgraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music, whilst Waynne has completed his advanced studies with Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music and is now a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Magdalena plays a violin by Enrico Ceruti kindly loaned to her through the Beare's International Violin Society.

The trio are grateful to have received many opportunities for masterclasses and coachings in the past, particularly from Trio Karénine, the Gould Piano Trio, Jeremy Young, Donald Grant (Elias String Quartet), Leonard Elschenbroich, Hannah Roberts, Yair Kless, Wu Qian (Sitkovetsky Trio), Michael Dussek and James Bailieu. Now however, the trio most often receive mentoring from Petr Prause (Talich Quartet), and So-Ock Kim.