Trinity Laban Student Wins Clarinet and Saxophone Society Soloist Competition

Daniel Broncano Aguilera, currently pursuing an MA in Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, won the Clarinet and Saxophone Society's Young Soloists Competition on 31 October 2010. The competition, hosted by Kneller Hall in Twickenham, was part of a Clarinet and Saxophone Play Day during which participants were introduced to new repertoire, took part in workshops and networked with other reed enthusiasts.

The competition is open to young clarinettists and saxophonists between the ages of 18-26 and embraces the music of both amateur and professional performers.

Daniel was born in Spain and studied at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid and École Nationale de Musique "Edgar Varèse" de Paris before arriving at Trinity Laban as a Leverhulme Scholar. His previous achievements include first place in the Albox Chamber Music Contest in Spain and earlier this year he was announced as winner of the Trinity Soloists' Competition 2010. He has been a member of the Murcia Youth Orchestra, Madrid Youth Orchestra and Spanish National Youth Orchestra.

Next year Trinity Laban will host the British Saxophone Congress presented by the Clarinet and Saxophone Society on 19 and 20 February 2011 with events at the Old Royal Naval College and Blackheath Halls.