Influential alumni appear in Evening Standard’s Progress 1000

Thu 11 Oct 2018

Trinity Laban alumni feature in the Evening Standard’s annual ‘Progress 1000’ – a list of London's ‘movers and shakers’ across a range of categories.

Appearing in the list of 16 classical music influencers just two years after graduating from Trinity Laban, baritone James Newby is described as “much in demand since winning the Kathleen Ferrier Award”. James completed his BMus in 2016 after becoming the youngest winner of the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award.

He was also the recipient of the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Voice Fellowship and the Richard Tauber Prize (for best interpretation of a Schubert Lied). He joined the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus in 2016 and made his BBC Proms debut the same year in Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music conducted by Sakari Oramo.

Sir Matthew Bourne (Trinity Laban alumnus and Honorary Companion) and Emma Gladstone (alumnus and Honorary Fellow), appear in the Progress 1000 dance list, alongside Wayne McGregor, Professor of Choreography.

Sir Matthew is credited for his award-winning “crowd-pleasers”, among them The Red Shoes and Cinderella. Emma Gladstone, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella is this year marking the 40th anniversary of London’s flagship dance festival. The Standard asks if Wayne McGregor is dance’s “busiest man”, noting that the award-winning choreographer is due to start filming the musical version of Cats this winter.

Trinity Laban Honorary Fellows Rosemary Squire and Sir Cameron MacKintosh are both listed in the Progress theatre category.

Evening Standard editor George Osborne said: “Our Progress list this year celebrates the diversity of Londoners — the brilliant people, some born here and others who have moved here, who together make our city so exciting. It is a roll call of talent and a rebuff to all those who want to shut Britain off from the world and close our doors to the future.”

Read the full list online here 

 (Image: James Newby, photograph by Ben McKee)