Photo: Pietari Purovaara

Tuulia Hero

Tuulia Hero is a Finnish concert violinist best known for her love of chamber music and improvisation. At 25 years old, Tuulia serves as the violinist for the London-based Paddington Trio, an active concert violinist and improviser, and a teacher of violin and chamber music at the Royal Northern College of Music and Guildhall Young Artists King’s Cross in London.

Tuulia’s love for chamber music was ignited at an early age and she began studying it under the guidance of Junio Kimanen and Paavali Jumppanen, winning the National Erkki Melartin and Juvenalia Chamber Music Competitions in 2010, 2012, 2016 and 2017. Since then, Tuulia has received first prizes in several prestigious competitions, most recently the 2023 Parkhouse Award in Wigmore Hall and the 70th Royal Over-Seas League Competition in London. As Kirckman Concert Society and City Music Foundation Artist, her concerts have taken her everywhere in the United Kingdom, around Europe, and to Northern America. In the 2023/24 season, the Paddington Trio played over 50 concerts in the UK, the Netherlands, Northern America, Austria, and France, as well as being featured on BBC Radio 3 In Tune and Yle Radio in Finland.

Tuulia started to play the violin at four years old and studied extensively at the Espoo Music Institute, Finnish Violin Academy, Sibelius Academy’s Youth Department, Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin and Guildhall School of Music in London. Tuulia holds a Masters in Performance with Distinction from the Guildhall, having studied violin with Levon Chilingirian and improvisation with David Dolan, and will graduate from the Sibelius Academy under the mentorship of Petri Aarnio.

Tuulia plays a Stradivarius violin, generously on loan from the Sibelius Academy





Lotta Wennäkoski (1970):

Päärme (Hem) for piano trio (2014–15)


Dmitry Shostakovich (1906—1975):

Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 (1944)


Jean Sibelius (1865—1957):

Finale from Piano Trio in D, JS 209 'Korpo-Trio' (1887)


Sam Perkin (1985):

The Freakshow for piano trio (2016)