Artists in Residence

Chamber music is at the heart of the student learning experience in the Faculty of Music at Trinity Laban. Virtually all undergraduate and postgraduate instrumental students are required to take part in chamber music activity and chamber performances earn credits towards their final qualification. The experience of being taught by, meeting and watching people who are artistic leaders in their field is motivating and inspiring, and offers a standard to aim for.

We are pleased to announce that the following artists will make regular visits to Trinity Laban to engage with students, performing in concerts and giving coaching and masterclasses:

Richard Carne Quartets in Residence at Trinity Laban
Carducci String Quartet
The Wihan Quartet

Artist in Residence (Voice)
Matthew Rose

Distinguished Artist in Residence
Pascal Rogé

Richard Carne Quartets in Residence at Trinity Laban

Two internationally known string quartets, the Carducci String Quartet and The Wihan Quartet, are the first Richard Carne Quartets in Residence at Trinity Laban. They make regular visits to engage with students, performing in concerts as well as giving coaching and masterclasses.

The Richard Carne Trust was set up in 2006 to assist talented young people in the performing arts.  The Trust also supports the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship for Individuals and the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship for String Quartets at Trinity Laban.

Carducci String Quartet

Carducci String Quartet

Based in the UK, the Carducci String Quartet is recognised as one of today's most successful string quartets. The Quartet performs over 90 concerts worldwide each year whilst running its own annual festival in Highnam, Glos and its recording label Carducci Classics, as well as holding residencies at Cardiff University and Dean Close School, Cheltenham.

For more details on the Carducci String Quartet, please visit: carducciquartet.com.

The Wihan Quartet

The Wihan Quartet

The Wihan Quartet, based in the Czech Republic, is heir to the great Czech musical tradition. The Quartet's outstanding reputation for the interpretation of its native Czech heritage and of the many classical, romantic and modern masterpieces of the string quartet repertoire is widely acknowledged. The Quartet has developed an impressive international career, which includes visits to major festivals in Europe and the Far East and tours of Australia and New Zealand. During the 2012/13 season the Quartet was the Czech Chamber Music Society Resident Ensemble at the Rudolfinum Dvorak Hall, Prague.

For more details on The Wilhan Quartet, please visit: wihanquartet.co.uk.

Artist in Residence (Voice)

The Artist in Residence in Voice programme, generously funded by the Hearn Foundation, enables a world class singer to work with students across the broad scope of conservatoire activity. The programme initially runs for three years from September 2013.

Matthew Rose

Matthew Rose 

Matthew Rose, appointed as the first Artist in Residence in Voice, is one of the foremost British operatic basses, performing regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, London's Covent Garden and the Glyndebourne Festival.  His critically acclaimed recording of Winterreise has recently been released on the Stone Records label.

Matthew engages in various initiatives which encourage student learning, such as mentoring a group of nominated students.  He will also provide creative impetus for programmes, such as the Community Opera at Blackheath Halls, which enhance understanding, participation and enjoyment of opera by the local community. Audiences at Blackheath Halls were delighted to see and hear Matthew as Banquo in the Community Opera's production of Verdi's Macbeth in July 2013.

For more details on Matthew Rose, please visit his personal page at the website of Askonas Holt arts management agency.

Distinguished Artist in Residence - Piano

Pascal Rogé

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Renowned French pianist Pascal Rogé is Trinity Laban's Distinguished Artist in Residence. Pascal teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students in masterclasses and individual one to one tuition.

Deniz Gelenbe, former Head of the Piano Department, said of the appointment: "Pascal is one of the most gifted pianists of our time, and our students will learn so much from him - his Debussy, Fauré, Ravel and Poulenc are some of the finest recordings of this repertoire in the catalogue."

Rogé first appeared in public in 1960 with a performance of Claude Debussy's Preludes. He won the piano prize at the Paris Conservatory and worked for several years with Julius Katchen. At seventeen, he gave his first recitals in major European cities, landing an exclusive contract with Decca in the process.

He also performs chamber works, with the Pasquier Trio, and with musicians such as Pierre Amoyal or Michel Portal, with whom he recorded Poulenc and Tchaikovsky. He gives recitals worldwide, in all the major centres.

For more details on Pascal Rogé, please visit: www.pascalroge.net.