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Statement regarding recent funding cuts

After Trinity Laban’s own statement on classical music cuts, we join our CUK colleagues in a joint statement:

“Following the numerous recent funding cuts the membership has felt compelled to release the following statement on behalf of the performing arts sector.

Representing 11 of the UK’s leading training institutions in the performing arts, Conservatoires UK is extremely concerned by the multiple and cumulative industry cuts which risk damaging the rich cultural landscape that is essential to our society and shared identity.

Together, our global reputation ensures Britain remains a primary choice for talented young people from within the UK and from overseas. A key factor in this is the unparalleled education and professional experiences we provide, and the cultural and vocational opportunities that encourage our alumni to build sustainable and meaningful careers here.

Recent funding announcements from organisations such as Arts Council England and the BBC strike at the very heart of what we do best. Not only are these decisions detrimental to the aspirations of our future young performers, but they cause irrevocable damage to the creative industries and the multi-billion-pound contribution this sector brings to our nation’s economic growth.

Our treasured orchestras, ensembles, theatres, opera houses and dance companies are amongst the best in the world, full of creative and inspirational people who connect and collaborate as a true force for good. Their value is undeniable, and their impact beyond measure.

To continue this path will bring far-reaching and catastrophic consequences. At Conservatoires UK, we share a responsibility to protect our industries and safeguard their future. Our doors are open, and we encourage a wider conversation.”

Conservatoires UK on behalf of

Guildhall School of Music and Drama
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Leeds Conservatoire
Royal Academy of Music
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Royal College of Music
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Northern College of Music
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

You can read the statement on the Conservatoires UK’s website here.

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TL Statement on BBC Classical Music Cuts

Trinity Laban is deeply saddened to learn of cuts to the BBC Orchestras and the disbandment of the BBC Singers. We want to express our utmost appreciation for the Trinity Laban alumni and staff who play and sing in these ensembles. Their success has had a positive impact on so many, including our conservatoire. BBC artists are among the finest musicians in the World, and their loss this week is devastating. There is a desperate need for schemes to promote music across the nation, as outlined in the BBC’s new strategy, but also for exemplars at the highest level of performance to inspire young people to enter this profession.

Of course, this is not the first time in recent months that deep cuts to the classical music sector have been announced, a concerning trend that we must work hard and collaboratively to reverse. At Trinity Laban we remain steadfast in our commitment to training students from all backgrounds in readiness for a changing music industry.

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Alumni Round Up February 2023

Our alumni have been busy with a range of performances across dance, music and musical theatre.

In the dance scene, Bootycandy, Robert O’Hara’s semi-autobiographical story, with movement direction by alum Malik Nashad Sharpe, premiered at the Gate Theatre on 13 February. The performance is showing until 11 March, book your tickets here.

Looking for a playlist to listen to while cooling down at the end of a session? Greenwich Dance Artist in Residence, Holly Smith, shares her Dance for Wellbeing Playlist.

Professor Emma Redding discusses how treating dancers like athletes could help prevent injury in an article by ArtsHub UK.

BalletLORENT (Liv Lorent) has encouraged parents and their children to audition for its new multi-generational production of Rapunzel.

Propel Dance, a brand new professional all-wheelchair user dance company, are delighted to announce their premiere production of The Snow Queen, with alum Amy Dalton-Hardy as their Executive Director.


In the music scene, Ezra Collective (Joseph Armon-Jones, Dylan Jones, Femi Koleoso) raised the roof at the O2 Academy in Bristol on 18 February.

Xhosa Cole returned to the North Devon Jazz Club, hosted by The Beaver Inn, Appledore on 20 February.

Moses Boyd is involved in the new album Transmissions From Total Refreshment Centre, produced in collaboration with Blue Note.

Countertenor, Terry Barber, conducted a 2-hour masterclass on 22 February to Mohave High School students in preparation for their performance, Mercury: The Music of Queen’s Front Man.

Sam Jewison performed on 25 February at Stephen Joseph Theatre to celebrate the 125th birthday of George Gershwin.

John Savournin leads the way in the prologue in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos.

Henry Drummond is about to publish his first book The Cantigas de Santa Maria, which may be of interest to those working in musicology, medieval studies, and Iberian studies. Anyone interested can preorder the book here.

Onto some Musical Theatre news: some of our alumni will be performing and touring within the UK. Jacob Fowler, Katie Ramshaw, and Lewis Asquith are performing in Heathers the Musical London and the UK tour.

London’s The Play That Goes Wrong welcomes a new cast, of which alum Rosie Meek is a member.

The Lord of the Flies, Leeds Playhouse, premieres between 18 March to 8 April, with Jason Battersby as Roger.

Our alumni also have the opportunity to perform on cruise lines. Jordan Donnelly and Thomas Ibbs are performing in The Choir of Man (NCL Cruise) while Dani Brennan performs in Grease on the Royal Caribbean.



Coming up:

Jemima Hoadley launches her upcoming exhibition at Siobhan Davies Studios, a collaboration with Camilla Greenwell on 10 March.

Internationally renowned British composer, Cecilia McDowell, will be premiering her new work, The Ice is Listening, commissioned by Henley Choral Society to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.

On 4 April and 5 April, Pulse, National Dance Company Wales, will bring their new double bill featuring SAY’s (Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui) piece, working with beatboxers to explore the meaning of to represent.

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Tough Boys Dance Collective named as Sadler’s Wells Young Associates

We are delighted that Tough Boys Dance Collective (TBDC), a queer led dance theatre collective composed of TL alumni, have been made one of Sadler’s Wells Young Associates 2023/24.

As part of Sadler’s Well Learning & Engagement work, the Young Associates programme nurtures early career choreographers aged between 18 and 26 years to deepen their understanding of their own artistic practice and gain valuable insight into dance production. Along with Maiya Leeke, Elisabeth Mulenga and BLUE MAKWANA, TBDC are part of the third intake of dance makers who will receive this support from Sadler’s Wells over the next two years.

Established in 2021 during their training at TL, Tough Boys Dance Collective co-founders Sula Castle, Roseann Dendy and Daze Hingorani create interdisciplinary works using phenomenological research to explore ideas of community and its intersections with gender, sexuality, religion and class.

The piece they created for the selection process, Dog Meat, was presented at the Lilian Baylis Theatre and featured TL dance alumni Donna Smith, Andrea Callaghan, Charlotte Bennett, Yu-Chien Cheng and dance artist Naissa Bjørn, accompanied live by TL Faculty of Dance musician Steve Ashmore.

Dog Meat dissects a shared feeling of dread about the future of the Earth and how this seeps into basic human experiences of care, conflict, obsession, resilience, sex and community. Focusing on how we feel this dread collectively, the piece witnesses the human devolving into the dog, the slug and the corpse. Watch a clip from the rehearsal footage here.

We’re excited to see how Tough Boys Dance Collective grows and develops over the next two years.

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Interested in studying dance at TL? Find out about our Dance programmes here.

Trinity Laban is one of only two dance schools that have been recognised as ‘world-leading’ by the Office for Students. In all, 20 specialist providers received allocated funds following a review of 44 submissions. Read more about our OfS funding here.

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Trinity Laban Music Auditions in India

World-leading conservatoire Trinity Laban is coming from London, U.K. to Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai to hold auditions for students interested in starting their studies in Music at Trinity Laban in September 2023.

Audition Requirements 

  • Undergraduate: Applicants should have reached ABRSM or TCL Grade 8 standard. 
  • Postgraduate: Applicants should have a Bachelor degree in Music or have reached LTCL Diploma Standard. 

Read all audition requirements here 

Audition Venues 


Date: Sunday 12th March, 2023 

Venue: Furtados Music Store 


Dates: Monday 13th March &  

Tuesday 14th March 2023 

Venue: Delhi School of Music 


Date: Thursday 16th March 2023 

Venue: KM Music Conservatory 

How to apply

Please register for the audition using the links below, ensuring that you indicate if you are available for a morning, afternoon or evening audition. We will do our best to accommodate your request, though this may not always be possible. 

Mumbai – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trinity-laban-music-audition-mumbai-tickets-535878255287?dm_t=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0  

Delhi – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trinity-laban-music-audition-delhi-tickets-535989076757?dm_t=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0  

Chennai – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trinity-laban-music-audition-chenai-tickets-535998354507?dm_t=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0  

 For further information please email internationalacademies@trinitylaban.ac.uk 

 Please note: If you are successful after the first round of auditions, you must apply via UCAS Conservatoires* and pay an audition fee to secure your place in the second round of auditions. 


*UCAS Conservatoires is a specialised online admissions service that processes applications service that processes applications for undergraduate, postgraduate and other programmes at UK conservatoires. When submitting your application, the UCAS Conservatoire Code for Trinity Laban is T75. 

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A Better Place: CoLab 2023

CoLab 2023 has begun. Trinity Laban’s annual celebration of cross-disciplinary collaboration and creativity returns for the next two weeks. 900 students from our Faculties of Dance and Music come together with staff and visiting artists from around the world to create works rooted in imagination and experimentation. 

Guided by expert mentors, students take over classrooms, hallways, studios and theatre spaces with CoLab becoming renowned world wide for its revolutionary approach. 74 wide-ranging projects will explore subjects such as community, relationships, world-music, gender and politics, all centred on a revitalising and hopeful theme of ‘A Better Place’.  

Find out what the TL community has been developing in an explosive series of lunchtime concerts and evening showcases, beginning on Thursday 16 February and ending with an otherworldly finale at The Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich, on Saturday 25 February.  

Join us on 17 February to experience these standout highlights: TaSTE (Tracking and Smart Textiles Environments) exploring technologies that capture physical movement and transform the human body into a musical instrument (17 Feb, 19.00-19.30), a collaboration with the University of Southern California (USC) between USC choreographers and TL composers (17 Feb, 19:30-21:00), and Clod Ensemble’s project in which the audience share the dance floor with professional dancers and a live twelve-piece band Laban (17 Feb, 21.30).   

CoLab 2023, Final Night (24 Feb, 19:30-22:30) is the climax of extraordinary talent bursting at the seams on the verge of great accomplishments. Expect risk-taking creativity that perfectly encapsulates why new work is more important than ever.   

Check out the full programme on our What’s On page.

Lewis Chinn accepting Gold Medal award from judges Susanna Eastburn, Winston Rollins, and Dr Aleksander Szram. Photo: John Hunter

Lewis Chinn wins Trinity Laban’s Gold Medal Competition and Audience Prize 2023

A huge congratulations to Lewis Chinn, who wowed adjudicators and audience members alike with his magnificent tuba performance at last night’s Gold Medal Showcase 2023. Lewis is currently in the final year of his BMus (Hons) in the Wind, Brass and Percussion Department, studying Tuba with Les Neish.

Lewis Chinn wins the Trinity Laban Gold Medal and Audience Prize 2023. Photo: John Hunter

Lewis Chinn wins the Trinity Laban Gold Medal and Audience Prize 2023. Photo: John Hunter

The adjudicators, Chief Executive of innovative charity Sound and Music Susanna Eastburn MBE and renowned jazz trombonist, writer and producer Winston Rollins, chaired by TL’s Director of Music Dr Aleksander Szram, commented on Lewis’s impressive technical abilities whilst bringing enormous amounts of joy and exuberance to his playing. 

Left to right: Dr. Aleksander Szram, Lewis Chinn, Winston Rollins, Susanna Eastburn MBE at the presentation of the Gold Medal and Audience Prize 2023. Photo: John Hunter

Left to right: Dr. Aleksander Szram, Lewis Chinn, Winston Rollins, Susanna Eastburn MBE at the presentation of the Gold Medal and Audience Prize 2023. Photo: John Hunter

Aleks Szram said on behalf of the panel:  

“This was a spectacular evening, with all finalists showing, with their captivating performances, the many different types of excellence that emerge from our institution. This variety of artistry is what we stand for, and long may it continue.”

“Lewis – you made us want to dance! We were impressed not just by your incredible control of the instrument, but also by your sense of enjoyment which was infectious. You are an extraordinary musician and a tuba revelation.”

All of our talented finalists Reuben Browne, Lewis Chinn, Nathen Durasamy, Rebecka Edlund, Harold Gordon-Smith, Kyle Hutchings and Juliet Wallace performed spectacularly and delighted everyone with an eclectic mix of musical theatre, experimental jazz, classical and contemporary music. 

Thanks go to our adjudication panel, to the Artistic Director of Gold Medal 2023 and host Dominic Murcott, to Ben Leigh-Grosart for his accompanying films to introduce each performer; to Principal Anthony Bowne for his inspiring introduction and welcome, and to all the staff who helped make the event a success.

Lewis Chinn with Micah Baker, Percussionist who performed together at the Gold Medal 2023. Photo: John Hunter

Lewis Chinn with Micah Baker, Percussionist who performed together at the Gold Medal 2023. Photo: John Hunter

You can watch all the performances from the night until 19 February on catch-up here:  

Watch the Trinity Laban Gold Medal Showcase 2023

 You can see Lewis’ winning performance from 2.27 onwards 

Interested in studying at Trinity Laban and taking your music career further? Find out more about all our music programmes here 





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Trinity Laban Board Member announced as new BBC Radio 3 Controller

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We are proud to announce that Trinity Laban Board Member Sam Jackson has been appointed as BBC Radio 3’s new Controller, with Alan Davey, Trinity Laban Chair of Governors, handing over the reins.

In his new role, Sam will be driving the strategy for the UK’s leading classical music network, as well as having creative and managerial responsibility for the running of the whole station.

“I’m thrilled to be tasked with driving Radio 3 forward, with the help of brilliant people across the BBC and the wider music sector”, said Sam Jackson on his new appointment.

Known as one of the industry’s most respected leaders, Sam started his career as a runner for the BBC Proms, moving on to work extensively across broadcasting and the recorded music industry, including running three national radio brands: Classic FM, Smooth and Gold. Named by The Hospital Club as “one of the 100 most influential and innovative people working across arts, culture, and the creative industries”, Sam brings a wealth of experience in senior leadership roles, most recently as Executive Vice-President of Global Classics & Jazz for Universal Music Group.

Coming full circle, in his new role Sam will also be leading on the delivery of the annual BBC Proms, the world’s biggest classical music festival, ensuring the network and the BBC Proms remain at the forefront of cultural life in the UK and across the world.

Sam commented on the honour and enormity of the task: “BBC Radio 3 is unlike any other station: a network delivering ambitious, unique content, with live classical music at its core. This ambition, quality and diversity must stay at the heart of everything Radio 3 and the BBC Proms deliver.”

Lorna Clarke, BBC Director of Music, welcomes Sam saying: “I’m delighted that Sam will be joining us as Controller of Radio 3, leading the strategy for classical music across the BBC. Sam’s track record in broadcasting, love of classical music and inspirational leadership will be crucial to the BBC’s ongoing commitment to bring great music to everyone.”

Sam will work alongside David Pickard, Director of BBC Proms, and Simon Webb, who was recently announced as the BBC’s first Head of Orchestras and Choirs. At Trinity Laban, we are extremely enthusiastic about this extraordinary team and look forward to seeing what Sam and his colleagues create.

You can follow Sam Jackson on Twitter here.

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Alumni Round Up December 2022

A considerable number of alumni were involved in original and exhilarating performances last month, including the Fountains of Mojitos performance by Evi Demetriou in Athens, presented at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation on 13 December. 

2CELLOS, Croatian duo Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser, performed their final live concert together at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. Additionally, Stjepan announces his first-ever solo worldwide tour for 2023 and discussed with Forbes the ‘Superpower’ that enables him to tap into his creativity.

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty production at Sadler’s Wells Theatre received exceptional reviews for its fairytale twist of Aurora and vampires.

John Savournin directed the pantomime retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale, Rumpelstiltskin, at Charles Court Opera. An excellent script for both young and old.  

Duncan Ward conducted the prestigious Metropolitan Opera on 16 December for the opening performance of Magic Flute. 


TL alumni released new and authentic music last month. Génia Chudinovich released her new single Evocations, with the album being accompanied by a series of breathing techniques and yoga postures to support Génia’s work of Piano-Yoga. In a completely different genre, Animai released a new electronica single, No Enemy.

Onto some brilliant London jazz news, Cherise Adams-Burnett, Reuben James, and Daniel Casimir perform imaginatively reworked tunes in Blue Notes: Re-imagined II. 

Heloise Werner, who was featured in The Times’ 10 best classical records of 2022, also released her Sable and Snow suite, premiered on Radio France on 9 December. 

Speaking of phenomenal albums, Ezra Collective’s (Joseph-Armon Jones, Dylan Jones, and Femi Koleoso) Where I’m Meant To Be made the magnificent Bandcamp’s Best Albums of 2022. Their first single, Victory Dance, is a song that gets mentioned in The story of jazz in 2022: A year end listening party. 


Having achieved exceptional accomplishments in December 2022, our alumni have been featured in some brilliant articles, including Harriet Stubbs in Musical America’s Professionals of the Year list. 

News flash: the brilliant Cassie Kinoshi received a grant of £15,000 from the PRS Foundation Composer’s Fund to create her new work in celebration of Caribbean and West African culture. Congratulations Cassie!

Standout nomination went to Protein Dance (director, Luca Silvestrini), who featured in The Stage Awards 2023 following being shortlisted for Community Project of the Year. 

John Sturt has receieved an impressive commission by Choir and Organ magazine as one of the six New Music composers to write for choir or solo organ in 2023.  

After nearly 50 years of committed and devoted teaching, Christine Croshaw retires from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.  

We sadly learned that record producer, arranger, conductor and jazz pianist Kenny Clayton passed away. You can read about his extraordinary contributions to the music world here. 


In other news. . .  

Rachel Lancaster, the artistic director of Cirque du Soleil, shares her experience of working with the team for their production of KURIOUS. 

Punchdrunk Enrichment has produced a theatrical pop-up project, The Lost Lending Library 

Milana Zaric and her husband, Richard Barrett, will present new works at the North Wales music festival 

Liza Bec’s Roborecorder in the Museum of Science and Industry exhibit Turn It Up: The Power of Music, will be premiering up until 21 May 2023. Liza has also been featured in the New Scientist and is releasing a new single in January. 

Ezra Collective (Joseph-Armon Jones, Dylan Jones and Femi Koleoso) will be performing in the Hong Kong’s Clockenflap Festival 2023 in a line-up led by Arctic Monkeys and Phoenix.  

Catch the Hermes Collective (Héloïse Werner with Shiva Feshareki) performing at the Barbican on 26 January 2023.  

Ballet Lorent’s (Liv Lorent) 30th anniversary season begins in January as they present a piece that explores how we use clothing to play with and explore identity in a performance of The Becoming 

Luca Silvestrini’s Protein Dance tours with The Little Prince to rural community spaces as well as arts venues, starting in February. 

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet will be on tour in 2023. 

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The Gold Medal 2023

Celebrating Trinity Laban’s outstanding musicians

The Gold Medal is an annual showcase where seven finalists are nominated by the Heads of Department for their high level of creativity and musicianship, receiving a Director’s Prize for Achievement and giving them the opportunity to compete for the renowned award.

The evening is an exclusive chance to listen to Trinity Laban’s extraordinary students on the brink of promising careers from the departments of Strings, Jazz, Composition, Piano & Keyboard, Wind, Brass & Percussion, Vocal Studies and Musical Theatre, showcasing diverse professionalism from across the conservatoire’s Faculty of Music. The winner is announced later that evening, with audience members having a chance to vote too.

The seven finalists are:

Reuben Browne, Musical Theatre

Lewis Chinn (Tuba), Wind, Brass & Percussion

Nathen Durasamy, Composition

Rebecka Edlund (Jazz voice), Jazz

Harold Gordon-Smith (Guitar), Strings

Kyle Hutchings, Piano

Juliet Wallace, Voice

The competition is judged by a panel of Trinity Laban staff and industry experts, which in previous years has included President of EMI Rebecca Allen and Founder, Artistic and Executive Director of the Chineke! Foundation and Honorary Fellow and Visiting Professor of Double Bass at Trinity Laban Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE.

Last year’s Gold Medal was won by soprano Olivia Bell, who wowed the judges with her emotive performance and bold choice of contemporary repertoire.

Join us next month and witness seven exceptional young artists performing a mix of jazz, classical and contemporary music as they compete for Trinity Laban’s most prestigious prize.

When: Wednesday 1 February 2023

Where: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

Time: 19:00

Book early to avoid disappointment.


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Graduation Class of ’23 and Honorary Fellowship awards

A huge congratulations to all of our students who graduated last term. Over 340 students from our Music, Dance and Musical Theatre faculties celebrated their talent, creativity, and hard work at TL’s Graduation Ceremonies on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 December 2022.

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We were also delighted to award a number of Honorary Fellowships to outstanding industry professionals and members of the TL community: Dr Roger Wolman, NHS Consultant in Rheumatology and Sport & Exercise Medicine, Stine Nilsen and Pedro Machado, TL alumni and former Co-artistic Directors of Candoco Dance Company, Sarah Kemp, Chief Executive of Trinity College London for the past 14 years, and Gilles Peterson, established BBC Radio broadcaster, DJ and record executive. 

The Honorary Fellows were nominated for incredible achievements throughout their careers. Dr Roger Wolman for dedicating his time to treating and supporting injured dancers and for his pioneering research into dance injuries, Gilles Peterson for championing new music, particularly jazz, and supporting and promoting young artists, Stine Nilsen and Pedro Machad for pushing the boundaries of how dance is viewed and  increasing accessibility and diversity within the artform, and Sarah Kemp for the commitment and devotion to Trinity College London during her time as CEO from 2008 to 2021.

This year’s Honorary Fellowships were presented by Professor Anthony Bowne, TL’s Principal, and Havilland Willshire, TL’s Director of Music.

A special thank you goes to our inspiring guests of honour, Luca Silvestrini, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the award-winning company, Protein Dance, and Sam Jackson, TL Governor and Executive Vice President, Global Classics and Jazz at Universal Music Group.  

From L to R: Pedro Machado, (Hon Fellow & TL alumni and former Co-artistic Director of Candoco Dance Company), Professor Anthony Bowne (Principal - TL), Stine Nilsen (Hon Fellow - TL alumni and former Co-artistic Directors of Candoco Dance Company), Dr Roger Wolman (Hon Fellow & NHS Consultant in Rheumatology and Sport & Exercise Medicine), Alan Davey CBE (Chair - TL) & Luca Silvestrini (Artistic Director, Protein) holding scrolls and wearing graduation robes

From L to R: Pedro Machado, Professor Anthony Bowne, Stine Nilsen, Dr Roger Wolman, Alan Davey CBE and Luca Silvestrini.

Sam Jackson, Geoffrey Copeland, Gilles Peterson, Sarah Kemp, Professor Anthony Bowne and Havilland Willshire standing outside holding scrolls and wearing graduation robes

From L to R – Top step: Sam Jackson and Geoffrey Copeland. Bottom step: Gilles Peterson, Sarah Kemp, Professor Anthony Bowne and Havilland Willshire.

Gilles Peterson eloquently expressed what the award meant to him: “It’s a huge career highlight for me being made a Fellow of Trinity, following in the illustrious footsteps of legends such as Ravi Shankar and Norma Winstone. And the first DJ to get a Fellowship too – truly honoured.” 

On receiving their award, TL alumni and former Co-artistic Directors of Candoco Dance Company Stine Nilsen and Pedro Machado commented: “We are very grateful for receiving the honorary fellowship from Trinity Laban, where we met and became friends in 1993, and value it as an acknowledgement of the work we did together with an amazing team of artists and colleagues at Candoco Dance Company during our time as Artistic Co-Directors 2007-2017.”  

Even though both days saw Trinity Laban facing extreme weather conditions and train strikes, the event was an incredible success and a special day to be treasured by all participants, staff, students, and family members.   

MA Creative Practice student, Lauren Auyeung, joyfully said on graduating: “I’m excited to now be in charge of my own schedule, taking the reins of my art and and making exciting new connections.”

Image credits: JK Photography