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Alumni Round Up September 2022

Thu 13 October 2022

Our monthly round-up of some of the successes for Trinity Laban alumni.


TL alumni have released lots of new music this September.

Camilla George released her new album Ibio-Ibio on September 30. The album also features alumni Rosie Turton, Daniel Casimir and Sheila Maurice-Grey.  Camilla and Daniel also feature on Jazz re:freshed’s live EP Outernational Live from Studio Two Abbey Road, which was released this month. 

Stelios Kyriakdis released his new album, Agalia, in September. 

New Woods Collective, a trio made up of alumni Hannah Shilvock, Christina Alishaw, and current PHD student Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser released their debut album Branches. The album features music by TL composition alumni Michael Clulow and James Hurst and is mixed and mastered by Ben Leigh-Grossart. 

Oscar Jerome released his second album, The Spoon, this month. 

Olie Brice released his new album Fire Hills this month. 

Laura Jurd has released her new album, The Big Friendly Album. 

Ezra Collective (the jazz-grime group featuring Femi Koleoso and Joe Armon-Jones) have released a new single from their upcoming album Where I’m Meant To Be, Ego Killah. 

Stjepan Hauser released his solo album The Player this month.  



Alumni were also involved in exciting performances and premieres this month. The Time Traveller’s Wife musical premiered in September, with choreography by Shelley Maxwell. 

En Route to Common Ground, an outdoor, moving dance project created by Luca Silvestrini’s Protein Dance Company, took place in Woolwich at the beginning of September. 

(Ġagħel) Gaghel Dingli performed an on-the-street dance piece this month, protesting against the commercial takeover of public spaces. 

Ieva Dubova performed the UK live premiere of her Preludes at the start of September. 

The chamber opera The Red Room premiered in September, as part of Tete a Tete Opera Festival 2022, with music written by alum Amir Mahyar Tafreshipour. 

Pianist GeNIA performed as part of a fundraising concert for the children of Kharkiv on September 30, along with Bill Nighy and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and other British and Ukrainian musicians. The total amount raised was £7,000. 

Alexandrina Hemsley’s dance company Yewande 103’s film dance piece Fountain began a tour of Picturehouse cinemas around the UK in September, which will continue into October. 

Femi Koleoso has continued to tour with Gorillaz.  

Georgi Mottram hosted the Pride of Jersey award ceremony. 



Alumni were also in the news with big announcements in September. Malik Nashad Sharpe is named on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list for Arts and Culture in Europe. 

Peter Fenech has joined Southbank Sinfonia. 

Several alumni have been nominated for an award at the Jazz FM Awards 2022, including the band Kokoroko, Emma-Jean Thackray, Mark Kavuma and Chelsea Carmichael. 

John Savournin’s production of Patience with Charles Court Opera has been nominated for two Offies. 


Coming Up

Candoco Dance Company returns to Trinity Laban with a double bill from two boundary-breaking New York based choreographers: Trisha Brown and Jeanine Durning. These performances will also be the last for two of our alumni, Megan Armishaw and Olivia Edginton, who completed their undergraduate degrees at TL and the MA in Dance Performance with Transitions Dance Company. Since graduating, they have been core members of Candoco for seven and six years respectively. 

Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui’s new production the album is on tour in October. 

Oona Doherty’s piece Navy Blue premieres in the UK at Sadler’s Wells in October.