Two influential figures associated with Trinity Laban are set to receive major awards this autumn.
Alumnus Del Newman and Honorary Fellow Norma Winstone MBE will both receive Gold Badge Awards from BASCA (The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) at a gala event at the Savoy Hotel on 13 October.
The awards are now in their 42nd year. According to BASCA Chairman Stephen McNeff, they recognise “champions of British music who have worked in the public eye and behind the scenes to ensure music is heard and thrives.”
Del Newman is an orchestral arranger, composer and conductor who has worked with some of popular music’s most successful artists, including Elton John, Cat Stevens and Rod Stewart. Newman graduated from Trinity College of Music in 1967.
Vocalist Norma Winstone MBE has won numerous awards for her contribution to jazz music across the world. She has worked with other innovators such as Kenny Wheeler & John Taylor, and continues to record, teach and perform internationally. She received an honorary fellowship from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2010.
For more information visit the BASCA website.
Norma Winstone photograph by Petra Kemper.