Whether you aspire to be a chamber musician, soloist, orchestral or ensemble player, generative artist, or teacher, our carefully designed training prepares you for anything the professional world might throw at you. Through top class training and a supportive, highly creative environment, we will help you to excel and become ever more confident performing in a range of contexts, from concert platform and opera house to studio, festival or club.
Our teaching staff are drawn from the very best artists working in and around London and internationally. Your dedicated Principal Study teacher will provide individual tuition on a weekly basis as well as group tuition. Undergraduate students will also be able to enhance their musicianship through additional Principal Study Enhancement lessons, which include opportunities to undertake related or complementary study of a period instrument, jazz or a related instrument, such as viola for violinists.
Weekly Departmental classes are designed to support your Principal Study and equip you for the diverse world of professional music making. Our staff provide a wealth of coaching opportunities and specialist expertise, and the tutorial classes cover subjects ranging from orchestral extracts and audition skills to teaching methods, historically informed performance, and issues of healthy practice and performance.
Chamber music is a central focus of string training at Trinity Laban, with frequent coaching led by our internationally acclaimed staff, all of whom regularly perform in the country’s leading ensembles. We are fortunate to have resident chamber groups who regularly give concerts and masterclasses. Postgraduate students also have the opportunity to play in a chamber music setting with teaching staff in Side by Side projects.
Trinity Laban benefits from regular visits from some of the world’s leading musicians and artists who give their invaluable expertise on works from solo, recital and concerto repertoire. Recent visiting artists include: Pieter Wispelwey, Alexander Ivashkin, Ralph Kirshbaum, Raphael Wallfisch, Martin Lovett, Leonid Gorokhov and Bernard Greenhouse.
Location and Facilities
Our truly magnificent location – the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich – is the envy of the world.
We are just a short journey from the centre of London, one of the leading musical centres of the world, yet situated within the “village” atmosphere of Greenwich, allowing for an escape from the busy city.
Our exceptional facilities include numerous well-equipped practice rooms, a suite of recital spaces, a recording studio, award-winning library and extensive IT.
Crucially, our on-site luthier is also on hand to rehair bows and repair instruments.
And perhaps the most important thing of all is the atmosphere here at Trinity Laban. You’ll find yourself surrounded by colleagues – both students and staff – who are extremely dedicated, and hard-working but also friendly and supportive.
Many students who come to Trinity Laban after studying at other conservatoires around the world tell us that there is nowhere better to help you unlock potential, and complete your journey into the professional world.
BMus (Hons), Cello