Trinity [Laban] introduced me to my teacher, and mentor to this day, Christine Croshaw. I will always be thankful for this, as she is the best. Our MMus course leader Jennifer Barnes was also one of those rare personalities, who made everything available to students, never allowing logistics to get in the way of a student’s development. Jennifer solved problems, and supported us so kindly. I loved how friendly an environment Trinity [Laban] was, from eccentric staff members who were so knowledgeable, to peers who have become friends for life.Andrew Matthews-Owen
Andrew Matthews-Owen graduated in 2001 with a MMus (piano). He is now amongst the sought after collaborative pianists of his generation, regularly appearing in concert and commercial recordings. Recent engagements include performances at the Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the National Portrait Gallery with artists including Patricia Bardon, Claire Booth, Anne Sophie Duprels, Helen Field, Natalya Romaniw, Nicky Spence and Sir Willard White. Andrew has given many first performances of major scores from distinguished composers of the 21st century including Michael Berkeley, Charlotte Bray, Jonathan Dove, Alun Hoddinott and Simon Holt. He also frequently broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and has appeared on numerous critically acclaimed recordings for Naxos, NMC and BMS labels.
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