A warm welcome for Nik Bärtsch

Nik Bärtsch smiles

The fearlessly creative Swiss pianist and composer commences his long-term residency at Trinity Laban with a masterclass.

For eighteen months Nik Bärtsch will be giving workshops and masterclasses at the conservatoire. He will also be leading a project with dancers and musicians for Co-Lab 2016, Trinity Laban’s unique annual festival of collaboration.  

Delighted by this new development, Simon Purcell, Head of Jazz at Trinity Laban comments:

‘Nik Bärtsch is a force of curiosity and progressivism, and these are qualities which complement the core skills we teach here at Trinity Laban. I think he embodies where we’re going.’

Bärtsch is an influential figure in the contemporary music world; his music is progressive, often exploring complex polyrhythms and textures as exemplified by his group Ronin, which is currently signed with ECM.

Watch our short video interview with Nik Bärtsch and Simon Purcell here: https://vimeo.com/146124808