The annual Gold Medal Showcase celebrates outstanding Trinity Laban musicians.
Finalists are nominated by the Heads of Department for their exceptional musical flair and professionalism, and all receive a Director’s Prize for Achievement in recognition of this.
Each year, Trinity Laban’s prestigious Gold Medal competition showcases the diverse talent from across the conservatoire’s Faculty of Music.
Representing Composition, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Piano, Strings, Voice, Wind Brass & Percussion, young artists perform live at central London venues including King’s Place and Southbank Centre, Europe’s largest centre for the arts.
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.
Lewis Chinn wins Trinity Laban’s Gold Medal Competition and Audience Prize 2023A 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.Thu 2 February 2023
Olivia Bell wins Gold Medal 2022The soprano wowed judges and audience with bold contemporary workThu 27 January 2022
Carolina Cury wins Trinity Laban’s Digital Gold Medal 2021The pianist and master’s student delighted with a programme of Bach to Björk to win the prestigious annual competition.Fri 22 October 2021
Previous Gold Medal winners
2020 winner baritone Theo Perry has performed with Hurn Court Opera, 2019 winner violinist Elena Abad performed with the Parallax Orchestra on ‘Bring Me The Horizons’ new album amo which reached no.1 album the UK. 2018 winner pianist Iyad Sughayer released his debut album for BIS records, 2017 winner baritone James Newby is a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, 2015 winner soprano Nardus Williams made her debut as Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen with English National Opera, and 2014 winner jazz pianist Elliot Galvin was nominated for a Mercury Prize.