Cameron Scott wins Trinity Laban Gold Medal 2024Tue 23 January 2024
Yesterday, the concert hall of Kings Place, London lit up with Trinity Laban’s annual Gold Medal Showcase, celebrating seven outstanding musicians. The finalists were nominated by Heads of Department for their exceptional musical flair and professionalism, and all received a Director’s Prize for Achievement in recognition of this. Congratulations to all the performers, who exhibited the extraordinary talent from across the Faculty of Music.
A huge congratulations to Cameron Scott, who amazed adjudicators and audience members alike with euphonium and trombone performances of his original jazz compositions for brass band, and took home this year’s Gold Medal and Audience Prize. Cameron is in the final year of his BMus (Hons) in the Jazz Department, studying trombone, euphonium, and composition. As our first performer, he kicked off the evening with We All Live in a Luminferous Aether, featuring several virtuosic euphonium solos, and continued with Windfield Mercury, showcasing his exceptional mastery of the trombone.
The adjudicators, YolanDa Brown OBE DL (musician, broadcaster, and entrepreneur) and Dr Amir Konjani (composer, situation maker, and performance designer), chaired by TL’s Director of Music Dr Aleksander Szram, commented on Cameron’s formidable technique, inventive orchestration, and exuberant tone.
All of our talented finalists Alina Pritulenko, Cameron Scott, Chiara McDougall, Jamie Elless, Nivanthi Karunaratne, Chung-Kwan Salome Siu, and Virág Hévízi performed to perfection and captivated the audience by presenting an eclectic blend of musical theatre, jazz, classical, original compositions and contemporary music.
A big thank you to our adjudication panel, to the Artistic Director of Gold Medal 2024 and host Dominic Murcott, to Chair of Governors Alan Davey CBE for his inspiring speech, and to all the staff who helped make the event a success.
Previous Gold Medal winners include: Lewis Chinn, Olivia Bell and Carolina Curry. You can find out more about the Gold Medal and past winners here.