Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance is proud to announce Venus Blazing, an unprecedented commitment to the music of women composers throughout the next academic year.

Drawing on centuries of music past and present, Trinity Laban will ensure that at least half of the music it chooses for the multitude of varied public performances it mounts on its landmark Greenwich campus and in venues across London in 2018/19 will be by women composers.

This encompasses the 50+ concerts and opera performances given each year by the conservatoire’s large-scale student performing groups in the various musical genres for which Trinity Laban is known, including classical music, opera, and jazz.

Women holding "Missing" signs with portraits of female composers

Explore our autumn season

We've just announced our Venus Blazing autumn 2018 season of events, including symphonies by Louise Farrenc and Grace Williams, works for string and wind orchestra, and a brand new production of Thea Musgrave's opera A Christmas Carol. For more information see our What's On guide.

Harriet Harman

Introduction to Venus Blazing

Discover Venus Blazing

Introducing our year-long celebration of female composers

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Different Voices

A blog post by Dr Sophie Fuller, author of The Pandora Guide to Women Composers

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"Anne Boleyn" by Libby Larsen

Performed by TL students Hope Lavelle and Claire Habbershaw

Venus Blazing Music and Theatre Trust

For the Venus Blazing Music and Theatre Trust (VBMT), run by Deirdre Gribbin and Lou Stein, please visit their website.

VBMT website