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Outstanding opportunities for Trinity Laban orchestral musicians

Fri 24 February 2017

This September, Trinity Laban students will perform side by side with leading orchestral musicians at one the UK’s top opera festivals.

Trinity Laban instrumentalists will join members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at the Grange Festival for the world premiere staging of a newly orchestrated version of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park.

This project is part of BSO and Trinity Laban’s new partnership aimed at increasing professional development for young musicians pursuing careers as orchestral musicians, while improving the diversity of the UK orchestral profession. BSO musicians will be mentoring and performing alongside Trinity Laban students in a variety of different contexts.

Dr Claire Mera-Nelson, Director of Music at Trinity Laban, commented:

“For the aspiring orchestral musician, there is nothing better than performing alongside experienced professionals. Our unique Side by Side orchestral projects already see our students performing alongside principal players from the UK’s top orchestras at our “home venue” of Blackheath Halls and elsewhere, for example at the BBC Maida Vale Studios. I’m delighted that our new partnership with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is creating further, exceptional opportunities such as this one in which our students will perform across the UK, and gain invaluable knowledge and skills. We’ll be announcing more initiatives in the coming months – so watch this space!”

With a roster of teachers that includes principal players from the leading UK orchestras, Trinity Laban offers truly exceptional training for orchestral musicians. For more information visit the Trinity Laban website.