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From Trinity Laban to the Royal Albert Hall in just a week…

Thu 8 December 2016

A recent Trinity Laban performance has led directly to a current double bass student performing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

In Trinity Laban’s innovative Side by Side series, students regularly perform alongside principal players from the UK’s top orchestras. The most recent concert on 4 November saw Trinity Laban students join forces with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at Maida Vale Studios.

At this performance, current student Lewis Grant Reid made such a good impression that he was invited back by the orchestra the following week, joining their double bass section in their performance of Berlioz’ Grande Messe des Morts at the Royal Albert Hall.

Lewis commented:

‘It was a little daunting to play with the BBCSO at first, but once I was on stage all my apprehensions went away.

I have to applaud the bass department here at Trinity Laban, ever since I started studying here it’s continued to get stronger. We all support and push each other to keep working hard, which is great!’

Trinity Laban alumni regularly go on to successful employment as soloists, chamber musicians and with the UK’s leading orchestras.

To find out more about studying music at Trinity Laban, visit our Study pages