Swiss Ambassador's Award 2018 Concert Tour _ Orion String Trio

15th October 2018
19th October 2018


This year's Award goes to the Switzerland-based Orion String Trio, with South Korean violinist Soyoung Yoon, German violist Veit Hertenstein and British cellist Benjamin Gregor-Smith. Their friendship and deep mutual musical understanding inspired them to form the Orion String Trio in Basel while continuing to pursue their individual solo careers. 

PHOTO © Marco Borggreve


Dates / Time / Location / Venue

Mon 15 October at 7.30 pm in Edinburgh - The Balmoral Hotel

Tue 16 October at 7.45 pm in Cardiff - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Wed 17 October at 7.30 pm in London - Wigmore Hall

Thu 18 October at 7.30 pm in Belfast - School of Music, Queen's University

Fri 19 October at 7.30 pm in Manchester - Royal Northern College of Music

Ticket sale: Click on the venue to be directed to the Box office. Edinburgh (send an email); Belfast (from 16 August). 

Teaser: 1st movement of Beethoven's op. 9 no. 3 in c minor


Supported by the Swiss Cultural Fund UK, Pro Helvetia (Arts Council of Switzerland), Migros Culture Percentage Talent Promotion, Presence Switzerland and Julius Baer International.



This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert series. Initiated in 1997, the prize is awarded to promising young musicians to further encourage their musical career. The award comprises a concert tour in the UK in first class venues.