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Composition student graduates to The Old Vic

Thu 15 December 2016

2015 graduate Cassie Kinoshi has been selected for “The Old Vic 12”, a leading artist development programme from one of the UK’s most prestigious theatres.

Cassie – the only composer to be selected – was chosen from more than 1,300 applicants for the scheme, which is now in its second year and aims to support the next generation of theatre makers. It was introduced by artistic director Matthew Warchus, who has said: “Supporting the next generation of theatre makers is one of the most important and effective contributions to our cultural future we can make”. Over the course of the next year, the 12 participants will receive mentoring and networking opportunities.

Cassie is also known for her work with jazz septet NÉRIJA, Afrobeat band KOKOROKO and her own large ensemble SEED. Alongside working frequently within the world of jazz music and live performance, Cassie has also written for short film and videogame as well as professional classical ensembles such as the Benyounes Quartet and members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Trinity Laban trains composers and creative practitioners for the realities and diversity of professional life in the global community. For more information about studying composition at Trinity Laban, visit our Study pages