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.

Women holding "Missing" signs with portraits of female composers

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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Upcoming Venus Blazing Events

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 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