In October 2019 Trinity Laban honoured five alumni
Gavin Greenaway, Paul Mounsey, John Powell, Emlyn Singleton and John Ashton Thomas received Honorary Fellowships in recognition of their professional accomplishments and collective contributions to film music.
Introducing the five...
From composition, arrangement and orchestration to conducting and performing, Gavin Greenaway (top right), Paul Mounsey (bottom left), John Powell (top left), Emlyn Singleton (bottom centre) and John Ashton Thomas (bottom right) have all enjoyed extraordinary careers.
Between them, they have worked with iconic artists including Diana Ross, Jamie Cullum, Adele, Michael Bublé and Amy Winehouse, and amassed credits on blockbusters including Black Panther, The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean
and many more.
First meeting at Trinity College of Music (now known as Trinity Laban) in the 1980s, the five have continued to work together in various permutations, including collaborating on the score for Solo: A Star Wars Story, the eleventh instalment of one of the highest-grossing film franchises ever.
The five returned to the Conservatoire on Thursday 24 October to share industry insights, career highlights and personal memories of their student days.
The unique celebration included Q&A workshops with current composition students and an in-conversation evening event in the Laban Theatre led by Dominic Murcott, Head of Composition and Megan Storer, Masters student and Innovation Award Winner.
Images by Tas Kyprianou
- 1 - Emlyn Singleton, Paul Mounsey, Gavin Greenaway and John Powell converse before the event
- 2 - John Ashton Thomas
- 3 - John Powell receives his honorary fellowship from Rebecca Allen
- 4 - John Powell and Paul Mounsey
- 5 - Megan Storer co-hosts the Q&A with Dominic Murcott
“Collaboration is at the heart of what we do here at Trinity Laban, so it is wonderful to see our alumni fostering a core value of ours whilst making their mark on the profession.
They have demonstrated versatility, adaptability and creativity, and their work makes them true role models for students wanting to succeed in the notoriously competitive performing arts industry.”
Anthony Bowne, Principal
Study Composition at Trinity Laban
Dynamic and adventurous, we provide a playground for the creative mind. If you have the ambition and potential to advance and transform 21st century music-making, you’ll thrive in our vibrant and experimental community. We welcome students with diverse musical backgrounds, and celebrate those prepared to challenge the boundaries of our art-form as we know it today.