Trinity Laban announces Junior Fellows for 2016/17

Trinity Laban is delighted to announce the Dulcinea Quartet and Stephen Upshaw as recipients of The Richard Carne Junior Fellowship awards.

Junior Fellowships offer rare and exciting platforms for exceptional and aspiring young musicians. They provide the support and opportunities necessary to successfully make the leap from full-time conservatoire based study to excellence in the music profession.

The 2016/17 recipient of The Richard Carne Junior Fellowship for String Quartet is the Dulcinea Quartet.

Dulcinea Quartet

They commented “We are thrilled at being chosen for the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship for String Quartet 2016/17. We are passionate about collaborative performance, so we are bringing to Trinity Laban our exciting and unique project Anima, which brings together some of the UK’s most dynamic contemporary composers, musicians and filmmakers. Other fun projects include chamber music speed dating, as well as coaching and our own performances. We are looking forward to meeting the Trinity Laban students in September!”

The 2016/17 recipient of The Richard Carne Junior Fellowship for Individuals is violist Stephen Upshaw. He commented “It is a great honour and privilege to have been selected as this year's Richard Carne Junior Fellow for Individuals and I am very much looking forward to taking up the post in September.”

Stephen Upshaw

“Over the course of the coming year, I aim to undertake a combination of performance projects, education work with both music and dance students, collaborative endeavours with other artistic partners and commissioning projects involving premieres at Trinity Laban. The uniquely creative nature of Trinity Laban and its students opens a wealth of possibilities and I look forward to working with staff and students on implementing a number of exciting and challenging projects together.”

Previous recipients of The Richard Carne Junior Fellowship awards include flautist Claire Wickes, pianist Christopher Guild, the Benyounes String Quartet and the Jubilee Quartet. The current Fellows for 2015/16 are the Piatti Quartet (String Fellowship) and violinist Harriet Mackenzie (Individual Fellowship).

“We believe that the Trinity Laban Richard Carne Junior Fellowships provide an excellent opportunity for talented individuals and chamber groups to perfect their skills as they move from full time study into the commercial world, while also giving them a chance to make a positive impact on the student body of the institution to which they are assigned, hopefully leaving behind them a special legacy for future students” (Philip Carne, Founder of The Richard Carne Trust)

For more information about the Trinity Laban Junior Fellowships, please visit our website

Image Credits: Dulcinea Quartet (Aiga Photography London), Stephen Upshaw (Malcolm Crawford)