Tuulia Hero is 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.
With the Paddington Trio, Tuulia has received first prizes in several prestigious competitions, most recently the 2023 Parkhouse Award and the 70th Royal Over-Seas League Competition. 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 Trio played over 50 concerts in the Netherlands, Northern America, Austria, France, and Italy, as well as being featured on BBC Radio 3 In Tune and Yle Radio in Finland.
Tuulia graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from the violin class of Janne Malmivaara, having simultaneously been studying at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London as recipient of the Eduard and Marianna Loeser Scholarship and graduated with Distinction from the violin and improvisation classes of Levon Chilingirian and David Dolan with her Masters in Performance.
Playing a Stradivarius violin from 1707, generously lent to her by the Sibelius Academy, Tuulia is a 2023-2024 artistic grant recipient of the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation in Finland. She has been generously supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Martin Wegelius Foundation, Pro Musica Foundation, Finnish Music Foundation, and the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki.