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Cassie Kinoshi

Composer, Arranger, Alto Saxophonist


Studying at Trinity Laban provided me with a foundation in orchestration and some of my first opportunities to write for large ensemble - part of the reason why I particularly enjoy creating larger scale compositions. Many of the people I met during my time at Trinity {Laban] continue to be my favourite collaborators to work with.

Cassie Kinoshi
Cassie Kinoshi by Adama Jollah


Cassie Kinoshi completed a BMus Hons in Composition in 2015. She is a member of award winning jazz septet Nérija and Afrobeat band KOKOROKO. Her large ensemble SEED was nominated for the Mercury Prize for debut album Driftglass and Cassie received a British Composer Award in 2018. She has worked alongside renowned artists including Dele Sosimi, Zoe Rahman, Nathaniel Facey, Yazz Ahmed and Laura Jurd. She has composed for contemporary short film as well as classical ensembles including the Benyounes Quartet and members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Her many theatre credits include Top Girls at the National Theatre, Pagans at the Old Vic Theatre and SuperBlackMan at Battersea Arts Centre. Cassie is a recipient of the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme, was part of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Panufnik Scheme 2018-19 and was selected as the sole composer for The Old Vic Theatre’s professional development programme 2016-17 (Old Vic 12).

Photo credit: Adama Jollah