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The Gold Medal 2023

Fri 6 January 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.