We are delighted to announce that Trio Opal will be the CAVATINA-Trio-In-Residence at the Royal Academy of Music for the 2018-19 academic year. Read more about them here.

Trio Opal


As adjudicator Fiona Maddocks said, "Beethoven came off rather well" after seven excellent performances of his Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4.

In the end, the Accendo Quartet from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama took first place, with the Dréme Quartet from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance winning the second prize, sponsored by the Elias Fawcett Trust.

Members of Accendo Quartet with Fiona Maddocks


CAVATINA's latest newsletter is now available online, detailing the charity's work in 2017.


The Behn Quartet has been awarded, for the second year in a row, the CAVATINA Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music for 2017-18.

The quartet has enjoyed a tremendously successful year, including winning a recital at Wigmore Hall, thanks to the Maisie Lewis Young Artists' Fund and the Worshipful Company of Musicians. The recital will take place on Monday 19 February 2018.


This year's CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition was won by the Nemesis Trio from Trinity Laban, with the second prize (donated by the Elias Fawcett Trust), going to the Grajner De Sa Trio from the Royal Academy of Music. The adjudicator was Stephen Johnson and the set work was Beethoven's Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3.


CAVATINA's latest newsletter is now out, detailing the charity's work in 2016.


RPS LogoCAVATINA Chamber Music Trust was shortlisted for the RPS Music Award for Chamber Music and Song in 2016.

The annual RPS Music Awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. Awards, in thirteen categories, are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry's most distinguished practitioners. The awards honour musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters and inspirational arts organisations. This year's RPS Music Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in 2015.


Pamela Majaro PortraitIt is with great sadness that we report the death of one of our two founders, Pamela Majaro MBE.

Pamela's family asks for no flowers, please, but donations will be welcomed instead by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.

You can donate online using PayPal, CAF Bank, or electronic transfer. Alternatively you can establish a standing order or discuss arranging a legacy with Tom Hancox: or 020 3601 2978.