Trinity Laban awards new vocal scholarship

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Selected by Trinity Laban’s Head of Vocal Studies, bass-baritone Giuseppe Pellingra is the inaugural recipient of the Elliot Rosenblatt Memorial Scholarship.

The new £5,000 award, funded by British lawyer and philanthropist Ian Rosenblatt OBE, will annually support a postgraduate vocal student who shows exceptional potential.

This year’s beneficiary, Italian-born Giuseppe Pellingra, joined Trinity Laban in September 2018 and has already drawn praise from opera critics for his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Conservatoire’s production of A Christmas Carol by Thea Musgrave.

“Giuseppe Pellingra’s Ebenezer Scrooge trod a convincing path from bullying to benevolence, acting courageously with voice, body and soul. He found a range of colours to convey the miser’s belligerence and spitefulness, his baritone glowing with a darkness that cowered Scrooge’s employees.” Claire Seymour, Opera Today

 On the new scholarship and its recipient, Ian Rosenblatt comments:

“I was delighted to meet Giuseppe, who is a singer of great talent and promise, and I am very pleased that this new scholarship will enable him to gain access to the superb training that is on offer at Trinity Laban. I look forward to visiting Trinity Laban to offer my support and advice to Giuseppe and other postgraduate vocal students, helping to prepare them for successful careers.”

The founder of the world-class Rosenblatt Recital series, he is a longstanding supporter of emerging classical music.

To find out more about vocal studies at Trinity Laban, visit our vocal pages.