Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance is proud to present Venus Blazing, an unprecedented commitment to the music of women composers throughout the 2018/19 academic year.
Drawing on centuries of music past and present, Trinity Laban is ensuring that at least half of the music programmed for the multitude of varied public performances on its landmark Greenwich campus and in venues across London in 2018/19 is 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.
Venus Blazing on the BBC
In celebration of International Women's Day 2019, Trinity Laban alumni, staff and students came together to put on an exciting lunchtime concert of song by British women. Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, the concert featured songs from the Victorian era to the present day.
Introduction to Venus Blazing
Explore our Spring Season
Our Spring Season of events includes Deirdre Gribbin’s violin concerto Venus Blazing, which gives our year its name, a world premiere of Hollie Harding’s site-specific immersive piece Melting, Shifting, Liquid World, and a Venus Blazing jazz bill at Blackheath Halls. To see all upcoming Venus Blazing events, head to our What’s On page.
"Anne Boleyn" by Libby Larsen
Performed by TL students Hope Lavelle and Claire Habbershaw
Venus Blazing Gallery
Photos by Juno Snowdon Photography
- 1 - Sophie Fuller and Harriet Harman, MP
- 2 - Thea Musgrave's "John Cook", performed by Stephen Jackson and the Trinity Laban Chamber Choir
- 3 - Celebrating female composers
- 4 - Celebrating female composers
- 5 - Celebrating female composers