German-Japanese Pianist Caterina Grewe, born in Tokyo, has performed to great critical acclaim throughout the UK, continental Europe and Asia as a Steinway Artist. She has won numerous prizes at world-renowned piano competitions such as third prize at the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and the Dublin International Piano Competition where she was a finalist and prize winner in 2015. Other prizes include First Prize at the 2010 Lagny-Sur-Marne International Piano Competition in Paris, First Prize at the Norah Sande Award in Eastbourne in 2010, First Prize at the 2011 Mayenne International Piano Competition in France, and First Prize at the 2014 Rhodes International Piano Competition in Greece. During her time at the Royal College of Music, Caterina won all major prizes including First Prize at the Concerto competition in 2012, which led to a performance of Liszt's First Piano Concerto at the Wimbledon International Music Festival. Caterina was also awarded the HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rose Bowl by the Prince of Wales for her outstanding achievements during her studies at the Royal College of Music. Most recently, she won Second Prize at the 8th Lyon International Piano Competition last year. Caterina studied at the Hamburg Conservatory, at the Chetham's School of Music and completed her studies at the Royal College of Music. Caterina holds the Bachelor of Music (BMus), Master of Music (MMus) and Artist Diploma (ArtDip), all completed with distinction.
Founded by friends at The Royal College of Music in 2009, the Gelächter Trio has established itself as a dynamic and versatile ensemble based in London. The group were awarded the June Emerson Launchpad Prize in 2010 and were semi-finalists in the Royal Over Seas League competition. They also came to a realisation that a rehearsal could not take place without a certain amount of laughter, which is how they acquired the group's name: The German word Gelächter means "laughter". 2014 saw the group's St Martin in the Fields debut as well as chamber music masterclasses at Leeds College of Music and performing the world premieres of Dovetail (Timothy Salter) and Dark Gravity (Mark Yeats), having been awarded grants from The Britten-Pears Foundation, The Fenton Arts Trust and The RVW Trust, to whom they are extremely grateful.2016 saw the release of Gelachter's debut album 'Tailwind' which recieved four stars from BBC Music Magazine. They were also featured on Classic FM as part of the Two Moors Festival in which they performed much loved classical works on a rush hour train from Paddington to Exeter!