Trinity Laban was the place where I learnt how to listen. Listen to all kinds of music with the same kind of care, listen to those I disagree with and gain valuable creative feedback, listen to my heart and believe in what it's really trying to say. At Trinity Laban I found the most unbiased, open minded, encouraging and respectful environment any musician could ever hope to develop within. I shall always bear the fondest memories from those precious years. Thank you.George–Emmanuel Lazaridis
George-Emmanuel Lazaridis studied piano with Douglas Finch graduating in 2001 with an MMus. He has since established an international career, performing in some of the most prestigious venues in the USA, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, Egypt, the Middle East and Europe. He has performed with orchestras including St Petersburg, Hamburg, Royal and Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestras, under the direction of Sir Neville Marriner, Ingo Metzmacher, Yuri Temirkanov and others. He has also collaborated with renowned ensembles such as the Medici Quartet, the Ysaye Quartet and the Vienna Octet. His composition commissions have included Europa Cantat, CCE 1997 Organization, Birmingham New Arts Fest and Athens Fest. His CD releases have received critical acclaim and recent recordings were selected within the top 50 best releases of the decade by “The Pianist”. BBC Music Magazine called his performance "special enough to be beyond comparison".