Trinity Laban masterclass series brings the world’s best musicians to its students


Trinity Laban has unveiled its popular masterclass series for autumn 2014, with a host of international stars joining its music students for special tuition and recitals.

Acclaimed conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner, bassist Dan Styffe and French pianist Pascal Rogé are just some of the artists visiting Trinity Laban’s Faculty of Music over the next few months.

Trinity Laban’s Director of Music, Dr Claire Mera-Nelson, said that the benefits for students in engaging with musicians of such international calibre are enduring: “Masterclasses such as these give our students unprecedented access to some of the world’s finest musicians. They listen to students playing, are unstinting advice and musical insights, and also perform themselves – providing an unparalleled learning experience for everyone present.”

In autumn Trinity Laban welcomes –

Tue 21 Oct        Carducci Quartet, Trinity Laban Quartet in Residence

Thu 23 Oct        Paul Komen, piano professor at the Prince Claus Conservatoire, Netherlands

Thu 4 Nov         The Wihan Quartet, Richard Carne Quartet in Residence at Trinity Laban

Thu 6 Nov         Andrzej Jasiński, Polish pianist and teacher of Kristian Zimmerman

Tue 11 Nov       Pascal Rogé, Distinguished Artist in Residence, with finalists of the John Longmire Beethoven Piano Competition

Thu 13 Nov       Sir John Eliot Gardiner, world renowned conductor leads a vocal masterclass (part of the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition)

Fri 14 Nov         Dan Styffe, currently Co-Principal Bassist in the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music

Fri 14 Nov         Pamela Thorby, one of Britain’s finest recorder players (part of the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition)

Mon 17 Nov      Harri Mäki, leading clarinetist and Professor at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki

Tue 18 Nov       Ben Sayevich, Lithuanian-Israeli violinist, one of the leading players of his generation

Tue 18 Nov       Daniel Veis, Czech cellist

Tue 25 Nov       Jean-Denis Michat, French saxophonist

They follow on from artists such as acclaimed baritone and composer Roderick Williams and harpist Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche, who also led masterclasses at Trinity Laban recently.

Trinity Laban masterclasses are free and open to the public. For times and locations, please visit our What’s On section

Picture - Jean-Denis Michat