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Carolyn Bolton appointed Creative Director of ENBYouthCo

Second year MFA in Dance Leadership and Community Practice student, Carolyn Bolton, has been appointed Creative Director of ENBYouthCo.

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Carolyn Bolton began her pre-professional training at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities before completing her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography at the University of South Carolina. She received a full scholarship to the Martha Graham School for Contemporary Dance in New York and trained with Béjart Ballet Lausanne before joining Ballet Rambert in 2013. She has since had the pleasure of working with Julie Cunningham and Company and L’Opera National du Rhin and has been featured in film and television work with Marvel Studios, Apple TV, and HBO Max.

Carolyn has presented two site-specific solo works for the Operaestate Festival in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy and has been an Artist-in-Residence for both the Operaestate Festival and for The Place’s Choreodrome in London. Her choreography has been performed nationally and internationally, most notably at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, National Theatre’s River Stage, Rich Mix, Rambert’s In The Making, The Place’s Resolution, The Lowry, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and Youth America Grand Prix.

Carolyn has worked with the Centre for Advanced Training at Trinity Laban since 2019. In 2022, she was nominated for a Black British Theatre Award in the Achievement Category for Best Teacher. Carolyn has been invited as an academic tutor, guest instructor and lecturer in both ballet and contemporary styles for numerous schools including London Contemporary Dance School, Trinity Laban, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Mountview, Shockout Arts, The Dang and Bird College.

In 2023, Carolyn was one of nine artists/companies selected by The Place for their commissioned community projects. The proposed intergenerational work Seeking the Unseen explored the body as an archive and received excellent reception from those involved in the process. She is proud to be working with the Royal Opera House on both the Chance to Dance and Create and Dance programmes.

More about ENBYouthCo

Launched in 2012, English National ballet’s youth dance company ENBYouthCo promotes personal creativity, commitment and innovation and offers young talented artists aged 14 – 19 an opportunity to fulfil their potential and progress their dance journey.

ENBYouthCo focuses on both ballet and contemporary dance technique, reflecting the varied and diverse styles seen in English National Ballet’s repertoire. The programme offers high profile performance and creative development opportunities, including a main stage performance in London during the Company’s season, and access to a wide range of professional artists, international choreographers and creatives.

Edel Quinn presenting Sonia Rafferty with her IADMS Dance Educator award. Both are standing together against a white background, Both are smiling at the camera holding the award cupped in their hands.

TL Dance Science Programme Leader wins IADMS Dance Educator Award 2022

Congratulations to Sonia Rafferty, Programme Leader, BSc Dance Science, who recently received the IADMS Dance Educator Award 2022 at this year’s annual International Association for Dance Medicine and Science Conference in Limerick, Ireland. IADMS is a global network of medical professionals, educators, dancers, and researchers, committed to dancers’ health and improving health through dance.

Sonia was presented with her award by last year’s winner, Edel Quin. Edel is a Trinity Laban alum and former MSc Dance Science Programme Leader. She is now the Programme Leader for BSc Dance Science at Chichester University.

On receiving her award, Sonia said:

“I’m really honoured to be recognised with this award by my amazing colleagues in the IADMS international community and fellow practitioners in both dance science and education. Very proud of the work we’ve all done!”

Trinity Laban is known internationally as a leader in Dance Science. We offer dance science education, research and clinical services for the dance profession. We further benefit from strong industry links and professional networks.

We’re proud that our teaching staff have been recognised for their expertise and contributions.

Interested in studying Dance Science? Then join us for our forthcoming Dance Science Open Day on 15 December 2022.

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Mass Dance comes to Lewisham. Group of dancers in seven rows across a large open stage dancing with one leg raised to the knee and their hands above their head. They are wearing brightly coloured trousers and tops.

Mass Dance Comes To Lewisham

Did you catch Close To Home: The Mass Dance Event a few weeks ago?

On 22 and 23 October, hundreds of dancers, of all ages, came together for an inspiring performance. Close to Home: The Mass Dance Event weaved together real-life stories of migration, community, activism and history through movement and music.

It was a privilege to have 70 undergraduate dance students participate in the core group of performers.  A small group of performers from our local older adults groups, Boundless and Voices in Motion participated too.

Mass Dance built upon the success Hope 4 Justice in the summer, the culmination of over a year-long engagement by TL’s Children and Young People and Public Engagement programmes which involved over 700 young people from 26 local schools in a music, dance and spoken word performance calling for action on the climate emergency.

Mass Dance was directed by Alleyne Dance, presented by We Are Lewisham in partnership with Albany Deptford and IRIE! dance theatre in association with Dance Umbrella and Trinity Laban, as part of the London Borough of Culture 2022 programme. We are proud have been part of We Are Lewisham and look forward to developing further collaborations with leading artists and local young people in Lewisham.

Check out Alleyne Dance’s fantastic Instagram Stories, showcasing the build-up to the event and exciting performances over that weekend.

Announcing our TL Innovation Award Winners 2022

The award provides final-year students with a platform to grow as creators, offering significant support in the form of professional development and seed funding so awardees can realise their artistic and business ideas.

Now in its fourth year, the Trinity Laban Innovation Award forms part of the conservatoire’s strategy to help emerging artists develop their voice and innovate in the cultural industries.

We’re pleased to announce that the 2022 winners are:

  • Phoebe Noble, Natasha Spencer Levy, Ellie Drayton and Holly McConville (Musical Theatre) for 13 Months Theatre
  • Shaye Poulton Richards (Music) for Upon A Mother’s Death
  • Iolla Grace (Music) for InsideSound
  • The Grounding Project: Ruby De Ville Morel, Mila Fernandez and Melissa Heywood (Dance) for The Water Series
  • Ashley Lim and Isabelle Long (Dance) for Transcendance
  • Ebony Robinson (Dance) for Diversity in space and styles

The awardees impressed expert panellists Chief Executive of Black Lives in Music Charisse Beaumont, Creative Dance Consultant Theresa Beattie OBE, and Trinity Laban Principal Anthony Bowne with diverse and innovative proposals that span cultural history, boundary-pushing genre development, and the power of the arts for positive change in the community.

Anthony Bowne comments –

“The panel and I were incredibly impressed by the creativity, ambition and scope shown by applicants across dance, music and musical theatre. The Trinity Laban Innovation Award is one of the many ways in which Trinity Laban is nurturing entrepreneurial and project management skills in early career artists and strengthening our connections with the wider industry.”

Charisse Beaumont comments –

“I was impressed by the calibre of the applicants this year. Each demonstrated not just creativity and innovation but the willingness to use their project to impact society. I am deeply inspired and encouraged by the fact that this is just the beginning of their career as future leaders.”

Theresa Beattie comments –

“I was impressed by the entrepreneurial ideas of the students and how each finalist made the case through their presentation as to how they could make a positive civic impact with Innovation Award investment.”

Funded by our Higher Education Innovation Fund allocation, each winning project receives an award of £3,000 to use on development. They will also benefit from a specially tailored 10-month mentorship programme delivered by acclaimed Trinity Laban alumni, who will share their expertise, including:

  • Flautist and music educator Nicola Tagoe 
  • Artistic Director of Studio Will Dutta and Co-Head of Artist Development at Sound and Music Will Dutta (BMus Piano 2008) 
  • Presenter, workshop leader and narrator Lucy Drever, who is Associate Artist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Head of Musicianship at the Benedetti Foundation, and an Ambassador for the Britten Pears Arts Community team. (BMus Voice (mezzo soprano) 2013) 
  • Dance and movements specialist Yukiko Masui who has worked with international contemporary dance companies such as Art of Spectra, Cathy Waller Company, Christopher Marney and Vuyani Dance Theatre. (DDS 2009; MA Dance Performance 2011) 
  • Matthew Harding, artistic director for Urban Interface Dance UK and the founder and director for Wolfpack Dance Collective UK. (MFA Choreography 2019) 

Since its inception in 2019, the Trinity Laban Innovation Award has already supported 18 forward-thinking and socially engaged projects conceived by winners who have achieved remarkable things, contributing to the UK’s rich cultural landscape. These include:

  • Composer, musician and artist James Layton who founded Into the Ocean, a London-based recording and concert series showcasing experimental new music including an album of works for solo viola in collaboration with Stephen Upshaw.
  • Multicultural all-female dance collective Mass Hysteria who has created work for Tate Modern, The Place’s Resolution Festival 2020 and V&A’s Friday Late series.
  • Producing Artistic Director Hayley Huggett, who set up Tilley Peacock Productions, creating shows and workshops for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability.

Trinity Laban Innovation Award Co-founder, Joe Townsend comments –

“Now is the time for finding fresh ways of working together. In these uncertain times, the arts are more important than ever. Fuelled by energy and imagination, combined with Trinity Laban’s excellent creative approach to training, we are proud to support these fabulous artists as they launch their careers in music, dance and musical theatre. There are more collective projects than in previous years, which is a testament to our belief in collaborative working.”

The award gives graduates more than just money to realise a project, the mentoring is a two-way learning relationship that provides a safe space for mentors and graduates to bring ideas into action and to help shape the bigger picture of music and dance.

Dance artists Emma Greene and Sunniva Moen Rorvik used their 2021 award to support their project exploring experiences of dance of the African Diaspora in the London Borough of Lewisham. They comment –

“The Trinity Laban Innovation Award gave us the opportunity to make important connections within the local community. The support from our mentor, really helped us to take on this new challenge with confidence and we are forever grateful for the opportunities that we have had since receiving the award.”

To find out more, visit our Innovation Award webpage.

If you’re interested in studying at Trinity Laban visit our study pages.

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TL’s research deemed world-leading by REF 2021

The results of the Research Excellence Framework 2021 have been published 

Overall 68% of Trinity Laban’s research was assessed to be world-leading and internationally excellent, a significant improvement from the last REF (2014) furthering TL’s position as one of the UK’s leading conservatoires and its standing in a comparative group of UK conservatoires. 

100% of our research impacts were ranked at the two top grades 4* (world-leading in originality, significance and rigour), and 3* (internationally excellent). This reflects the real world benefits Trinity Laban’s research has delivered. 

At sector level, we are in the top three UK conservatoires offering musical training. 

Undertaken every seven years, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a peer review process set up to assess the quality of research across UK universities. It aims to provide accountability for public investment in research and to support benchmarking within the HE sector and beyond. The outcomes are also used to calculate the distribution of public funding for university research. 

Find out more about research at Trinity Laban. 

Matthew Bourne

Multiple nominations for Sir Matthew Bourne OBE at National Dance Awards 2022

The TL alum and his company New Adventures have been shortlisted for a total of seven accolades

The UK’s Critics’ Circle has announced nominations for its annual National Dance Awards, and Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell tops the list of individual productions with five nominations.

The celebrated choreographer completed his BA at Trinity Laban before going on to do the Graduate Diploma in Dance Performance (Transitions Dance Company) graduating in 1986. Matthew launched New Adventures in 2002.

The company has now secured seven nominations at this year’s awards including the Stef Stefanou Award for Outstanding Company.

The Royal Ballet’s The Dante Project, by Trinity Laban Visiting Professor of Choreography Wayne McGregor, has also secured four nominations.

The winners will be announced at a live ceremony in London on 13 June 2022.

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TL dancers are finalists for BBC Young Dancer 2022

Two alumni of the conservatoire’s CAT scheme will compete in Saturday’s Grand Final

The ultimate talent show for young UK dancers, BBC Young Dancer showcases some of the best up-and-coming performers from ballet to contemporary, street to tap and South Asian.

The competition is overseen by TL alum and former Chief Executive and Artistic Director of London’s international festival Dance Umbrella, Emma Gladstone OBE.

To adjudicate this year, Emma is joined by some of the industry’s best talent including Hip Hop dance phenomenon Gianna Gi, South Asian choreographer Geetha Sridhar, independent dance artist Annie Hanauer and award-winning multi-disciplinary artist Ivan Blackstock.

They will be judging the talents of 10 dancers, including 19-year-olds Hannah Joseph and Robert Dunkley-Gyimah, who trained as part of Trinity Laban’s Centre for Advance Training.

The innovative scheme offers young people with exceptional talent and potential in dance the opportunity to access high quality dance training. The programme of classes provides intensive and rigorous dance training taught by a highly experienced team of professional dance teachers and artists.

Robert discovered his passion for dance aged 12, and has trained in street dance, ballet and contemporary, while Hannah started in a local ballet school at six before joining the CAT scheme and is now a member of National Youth Dance Company.

They will compete to be crowned BBC Young Dancer 2022 in the Grand Final at London’s Roundhouse, broadcast on Saturday 7 May on BBC TWO and on iPlayer.

BBC Young Dancer 2022 – The Final | Trailer – BBC Trailers – YouTube

Discover more about studying dance at Trinity Laban.

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Trinity Laban at Resolution 2022

Dance students and alumni are taking part in The Place’s annual pick ‘n’ mix festival of live theatre

Resolution 2022 runs from Saturday 7 May to Friday 10 June at The Place theatre. It features over 66 artists premiering bite-size performances across 22 nights.

These include 2021 Trinity Laban Innovation Award Winners Tough Boys Dance Collective (Roseann Dendy, Sula Castle and Daze Hingorani-Short). The queer-led dance theatre trio will present DJ as Witness, a simmering collection of club snapshots developed as part of the award (Tue 24 May).

Sula and Daze are also performing alongside alum Andrea Callaghan in Miriam Levy’s I Can’t Work Under These Conditions, a show is about divas that takes a witty look at the intersections of confidence and gender expression (Tue 31 May).

Also showing work is Danish dance artist and emerging choreographer Laura Engholm, the recipient of the 2020 Innovation Award. Mentored by participatory dance artist and fellow alum Stella Howard, Laura used her Award to created dance company Engholm Danseteater, which places diversity and inclusion at the heart of its work. Stories of Belonging is a witty and thoughtful blend of contemporary dance, music, poetry and physical theatre, creating a living collage of stories about what it means to belong to a place, to a person, to a tribe, to yourself (Wed 11 May).

MA Choreography student Angelina Gorgaeva presents Three Sisters.Between the lines…, inspired by Anton Chekhov’s play Three Sisters and performed by contemporary dance students Igea Noioso, Anika Nowicka, Zuzanna Wasiak, Chiara Duccini and Gaia Tundo (Thu 12 May).

Other alumni presenting work are Alice Labant and Gordon Raeburn, whose Rebooted Facets is an eclectic patchwork driven by chance and the Hip Hop sampling process (Tue 17 May).

Pavlina Karlo’s duet Now & Then, performed by Kristyna Kocianova and Agnieszka Mencel, portrays two physical bodies in the expression of one person in a lived journey of loss and gain through an emotional trauma (Wed 18 May).

Kathryn Fisher and Laure Dubanet invite the audience into a quiet and tender space of queer desire as they perform Teresa Skamletz’s Wet Bit of Sand (Thu 19 May).

Follow Through Collective, featuring Natalie Richter and Johanna Merceron, access imagination and physical memories to perform Greta Gauhe’s Being at Hand (Mon 30 May).

Hannah Connor and Nadine Muncey present Landscape No. 8, a duet that explores serenity and connectivity (Wed 8 Jun).

Colleen Bartley and Beithe Movement Collective invite the audience to experience the unfolding exploration of movement, sound, space, bodies and objects in surface tension of the unknown (Thu 9 Jun).

For over 30 years Resolution has been a celebration of new choreography and performance works, spotlighting emerging artists and being a springboard into the profession.

To see the full programme and book tickets, visit The Place website.

Image: Teresa Skamletz’s Wet Bit of Sand (credit Cheniece Warner)

Launching TL’s Summer Season 2022

Encounter intriguing and inventive music and dance in our live events programme. 

Running from May to July, our summer season takes Trinity Laban talent to venues across the capital to celebrate innovative new works and contemporary voices across artforms.  

Highlights include a new opera, two festivals, three musical theatre productions, a host of new dance works and a rousing call to climate action.  

Hope 4 Justice  

Co-created by composer Eska Mtungwazi, Young Person’s poet laureate Cecilia Knapp, choreographer Sarah Golding and hundreds of local young people, Hope 4 Justice will highlight global and local climate concerns and look to the future with hope. The cross-artform piece featuring dance, music and spoken word will be presented at Catford’s Mountsfield Park as part of Lewisham Borough of Culture 2022 in partnership with Lewisham Music. 


An annual highlight, Dance Legends (Thu 30 Jun – Fri 1 Jul) features a selection of works by choreographers who have made significant contributions to the development of contemporary dance. This year’s programme includes Protima Chatterjee Unfettered Mind, Candoco’s Still by Nigel Charnock and experts from Studio Wayne McGregor Autobiography performed by second year students. 

This season also sees dance students from across our programmes present new work, starting with two programmes of original choreographic work by second-year BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance students Mon 9 May & Tue 10 May).  

Third year students will delight and intrigue audiences with theatre-based and site-specific dance works, films and installations for Dance in Situ (Wed 18 Jun) in a culmination of their artistic exploration and choreographic investigation, before presenting work which has been developed through intensive periods of creative exploration with professional choreographers including Diva Kasturi in the second instalment of Commissioned Works (Tue 14 Jul). 

Across two weeks, the Faculty of Dance presents the annual Graduate Showcase (Mon 18 – Fri 29 Jul), spotlighting new work from artists studying on our masters and research degree programmes. Expect experimental and investigative pieces, drawing on collaborative and interdisciplinary practices that incorporate live performance, film and video, installation, and documentary processes. 


Changemaker Festival at Blackheath Halls (Thu 26 – Fri 27 May) celebrates the diverse and rich work of our BA (Hons) Music Performance and Industry students. 

Curated by Douglas Finch, New Lights Contemporary Festival of Piano and Contemporary Music returns to our King Charles Court campus for a riot of experimental music making (Mon 20 & Tue 21 Jun). The festival has earned a reputation for showcasing a diverse range of composed and improvised contemporary music for keyboard, electronic and multi-media performance. Each day will feature a series of performances from students, alumni, composers and guest artists, and will culminate in an interactive improvisational ‘happening’ across multiple spaces. 

Continuing their successful UK Tour, Nic Pendlebury and Trinity Laban String Ensemble bring A Change of Season to Latitude Festival in Suffolk (Thu 21 & Fri 22 Jul). A response to the climate emergency, the programme reimagines Vivaldi’s iconic masterpiece The Four Seasons and revives Hollie Harding’s immersive and eco-political Melting, Shifting, Liquid World, exploring the seasons as they should be and contemplating what they may become. 


In their last shows before transitioning into the profession, third year musical theatre students take to The Albany stage to present two movie-inspired shows: Carrie the Musical (Fri 20 May – Sat 21 May) and Footloose the Musical (Fri 27 – Sat 28 May).  

Based on the Stephen King novel Carrie with music by Michael Gore and Lyrics by dean Pitchford, the show centres on a teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive religious fanatic mother. When she is humiliated by her classmates at the high school prom things take a turn and chaos is unleashed on everyone and everything in her path. 

Based on the classic 1980s film, Footloose tells the story of city boy Ren who moves to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. He decides to break loose and soon has the whole town up on its feet. 

In June, it’s the turn of second year students who present Andrew Lippa’s heart-warming and magical Big Fish at Blackheath Halls (Mon 20 – Sat 25 Jun).  

Devised by Head of Vocal Studies Jennifer Hamilton, Strozzi! brings to life the intriguing world of seventeenth-century Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi in a collage of words and music (Thu 7 – Sat 9 Jul). 

Concerts and competitions 

Open to student ensembles across our Faculty of Music, the Carne Trust Chamber Competition showcases the technical and creative skill of our musicians. In the final, Beyond the Bell, Bolling Quartet, Meridian Guitar Quartet and Waldstein Quartet will compete at St John Smith Square for a share of the generous prize fund (Wed 22 Jun). 

Continuing our Black Culture 365 programme, composer and recitalist Althea Talbot-Howard presents the British premieres of original compositions and new realisations of music by Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Coleridge-Taylor, and Sancho at St Alfege (Thu 30 Jun). 

Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra will take Cadogan Hall audiences on a tour of early twentieth century London through the eyes and ears of Vaughan Williams with ‘A London Symphony’ under the direction of Gerry Cornelius, before being joined by Soloists’ Competition 2022 winner Kyle Nash-Baker for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 (Tue 28 Jun). 

Trinity Laban’s Sinfonia Strings and Wind Ensembles come together at Blackheath Halls (Thu 12 May) to perform Handel’s Water Music, directed by Walter Reiter. 

To mark the end of another successful academic year, our junior departments will mount shows and presentations in July. Junior Trinity takes to the stage at Cadogan Hall for a concert and prizegiving ceremony (Sat 9 Jul), while Laban Theatre hosts the Centre for Advanced Training End of Year Show (Sat 9 Jul) and the annual summer show for participants from our Children’s Creative Dance Classes (Sat 2 Jul). 


For full listings, ticketing info and booking visit our What’s On page.  

Trinity Laban launches THRIVE

A new programme of affordable professional development for early career dancers.

Geared to emerging professional freelance dance artists and those wishing to replenish their skills, THRIVE is Trinity Laban’s new professional development programme.

From April – August 2022 artists will be able to mix and match live, professional-level weekend intensives in dance techniques with business skills webinars and group discussions.

Covering everything from social media skills to managing a portfolio career, the online workshops are free to Lewisham locals, while the in-person classes have a three-tier pricing system to help overcome potential financial barriers.

The flexible programme can be done in full, or as one-off sessions, and is designed to help emerging creatives support their dance careers, sustain their practice and gain a peer network.

Presented by Trinity Laban, THRIVE is funded by Lewisham Council and produced by Clearcut.

Find out more and book 

Launching TL’s Spring Season 2022

Encounter intriguing and inventive moments of music and dance in our live and digital events programme.

Running from January to March, our spring season celebrates new works and contemporary voices.

Highlights include two world premieres, the return of Melting Shifting Liquid World and new work from final year dance students.

Responding to the climate emergency, Trinity Laban’s String Ensemble presents A Change of Season at the National Maritime Museum (19 & 20 March). Witness a reimagined, choreographed performance of Vivaldi’s iconic masterpiece The Four Seasons performed alongside Hollie Harding’s immersive Melting, Shifting, Liquid World, for electric viola and string ensemble. Looking at the fragility of our modern world, the programme explores the seasons as they should be and contemplates what they may become.

Opening the season, Edward Jessen’s newly commissioned Syllable premieres at the Laban Theatre (14 & 15 Jan). The ambitious and experimental sonic work is no ordinary opera. Inspired by a range of works including Primo Levi’s 1975 collection of short stories The Periodic Table, audiences can expect a drama driven by sounds rather than conventional plot. The project, which is supported by the PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Music Creators, is a collaboration with musicians, dance artists and composer-performer collective Bastard Assignments.

Also in January, Octandre Ensemble, Trinity Laban and Blackheath Halls present the world premiere of Each one cancels the last (Hector) by the composer-conductor Jack Sheen, featuring movement by dance-artist Eve Stainton (Tue 18 Jan 19.30). Operating along the blurred boundaries between long-form music and sculptural installation, it sees performers dispersed throughout Blackheath Halls, with visitors free to move throughout and settle within the piece as it unfolds.

Our final-year dancers present an exciting programme of new dance works at Laban Theatre in New Choreography Now: BA3 Choreography Mixed Bill (25 Jan) and create new Commissioned Works in with Fubunation, Lizzi Kew-Ross, Amanda Gough & Sonia Rafferty, Matthew Harding and Joel Brown (10 & 11 Feb).

Trinity Laban’s most prestigious prize returns to Kings Place (26 Jan). Witness seven outstanding young artists at the brink of promising careers demonstrate creativity, musicianship and diverse talent as they perform live for the Gold Medal. And enjoy more of this excellence in Trinity Laban Soloists’ Competition Final 2022 (7 Feb), where students perform concertos for the chance to play as a soloist with one of Trinity Laban’s full orchestras.

Enjoy a range of musical styles across this spring: Trinity Laban Strings students perform a programme of Janáček and Felix Mendelssohn Side by Side with the London Mozart Players, conducted by Simon Blendis (3 Feb); conductor Jonathan Tilbrook leads the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Mayer, Matthis, Eleanor Alberga and Shostakovich (10 March, 19:30); and Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group perform new works by emerging TL composers at the Asylum Peckham, conducted by Gregory Rose (25 Mar 18.00).

If jazz is more your thing, join us for a double bill of performances from the Trinity Laban Big Band, led by Winston Rollins, and The Trinity Laban Charlie Parker Project (19 Jan 19.30). The Trinity Laban Charlie Parker Project is a 13-piece ensemble that explores Parker’s music from a contemporary perspective. Hear new arrangements of his music tailor made for this line-up by Hans Koller, Head of Jazz – written during the lockdowns of 2020, the centenary year of Parker’s birth.

Founded in 2007, the Linos Piano Trio are known for their multifaceted and personal performances.
They have been the Carne Ensemble-in-Residence at Trinity Laban Conservatoire since 2017. They will lead a Lecture Workshop on Rebecca Clarke’s Piano Trio before presenting an evening concert programme of Boulanger, Ravel and Clarke (2 March).

At the end of March, our Chamber Music Festival returns (28-30 March) including the semi-final of the Carne Competition and Illuminate Women’s Music, a project curated with TL students.

Choirs from across Junior Trinity’s programmes return for the annual performance at the ORNC Chapel (12 Feb 17.30) and Four Part Choir, Big Band, Wind Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra return to Blackheath Halls for Junior Trinity’s Spring Concert (27 Mar 19.00).

Trinity Laban presents Stage & Screen: U.Dance 2022 London Regional Platform (13 Mar 19.00), an exciting showcase celebrating the variety and diversity of youth dance from across London. Groups perform a range of styles to secure a place at U.Dance 2022 in Glasgow, a national festival that brings together some of the most ambitious and innovative youth dance from across the country.

For full listings, ticketing info and booking visit our What’s On page.