Trinity Laban Principal, Professor Anthony Bowne, recently welcomed three new Postgraduate Readers, John Irving, Charles Linehan and Sam Hayden.
Professor Bowne said research was integral to Trinity Laban's aim to lead and innovate in the art forms of music and dance: "Our research profile is a vital element in defining the character of Trinity Laban as a leading UK conservatoire of international importance. It will underpin and enhance advanced learning and teaching practice and help to retain and attract high quality artistic and academic staff."
John Irving is an internationally recognised Mozart scholar. Formerly Director of The Institute of Musical Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, John was also Professor of Music at the universities of London and Bristol. John is a contributor to a major new book just published by Cambridge University Press,The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony; and he recently recorded a CD of Vanhal's sonatas with clarinettist Jane Booth, for release on sfzmusic later this autumn.
Charles Linehan is an independent choreographer who has created over twenty works for his own company as well as national and international commissions. He has been Choreographer-in-Residence at The Place Theatre, London and at Joint Adventures, Munich. Charles Linehan Company has toured to over twenty countries and has been regularly supported by Dance Umbrella festival, London; Dance4, Nottingham and the British Council.
Sam Hayden, currently Head of Composition in the Department of Music, Durham University, will join Trinity Laban as a Reader in Music effective from 1 September 2013.