Trinity Laban aspires to foster a culture that values and encourages students and staff as a community dedicated to pushing the boundaries of learning and teaching and to create an environment that values creativity, individuality and diversity, and originality in thought and practice. We aim to provide educational experiences that understand the future needs of both the performing arts ecology and graduate aspirations alongside their place in wider society, embedding the values and educational mission of the institution in all its activities.
Trinity Laban’s roster of teaching staff is made up of highly respected musicians and dance artists, including performers, eminent composers and choreographers, principals from the UK’s major orchestras, chamber and jazz ensembles, renowned soloists and musical theatre practitioners. Many are also active researchers whose work pushes at the boundaries of their art forms, and extends the understanding of artistic and pedagogic practices, thus ensuring that Trinity Laban remains at the forefront of developments in the education of professional dance artists and musicians.
Virtually all undergraduate and postgraduate instrumental students are required to take part in chamber music activity and chamber performances. The experience of being taught by, meeting and watching people who are artistic leaders in their field is motivating and inspiring, providing a standard to aim for.
An equally impressive roster of visiting staff supplements the outstanding profile of Trinity Laban’s teaching staff. Regular visitors comprise performers, choreographers, conductors, workshop leaders and mentors, providing students with an extra level of engagement and opportunities for personal development.
The following artists have been recent visitors to the Faculty of Music: Steve Reich, Barbara Hannigan, John Elliot Gardner, Matthew Rose, Andrei Gavrilov, Susan Bullock, Roderick Williams, Tasmin Little, Matthew McDonald, Edward Gardner, Diego Masson, Kronos Quartet as well as members of, among others, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia and Philadelphia Orchestra.
The Faculty of Music has a number of leading artists in residence:
- Linos Piano Trio (The Carne Trio in Residence)
- Carducci Quartet (The Carne Quartet in Residence)
- Pascal Rogé
- Rolf Hind
- The Smith Quartet (The Carne Quartet in Residence)
Recently, students from the Faculty of Dance have benefitted from working with:
Sarah Golding, Freddie Opuku-Addaie, Protima Chatterjee, Sir Matthew Bourne, Sir Richard Alston, Lea Anderson, Shobana Jeyasingh, Rosemary Butcher and members of numerous international dance companies including Studio Wayne McGregor, Candoco Dance Company, Random Dance, Alleyne Dance, New Adventures