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Trinity Laban staff awarded prestigious Elgar Medal

Thu 12 January 2017

Trinity Laban research student and professor Alexander Walker and professor Teresa Cahill have been awarded the Elgar Societies highest honour.

The Elgar Medal is awarded to individuals who have shown a continued commitment to the promotion of the life and works of Edward Elgar, or to the aims and objectives of The Elgar Society.

The Society commented:

‘Alexander Walker has been an outstanding advocate of the music of Sir Edward Elgar both within the UK and overseas. Over a period approaching twenty years, Mr Walker has conducted many Elgar works, presenting music never before performed in such countries as Romania, Albania and Belarus.  The Elgar Society is delighted to be able to honour Mr Walker for his outstanding work in presenting Elgar’s music to new audiences.

The Elgar Society is very pleased to announce that the outstanding British soprano Teresa Cahill is to be awarded its medal, presented for “continued commitment to the promotion of the life and works of Edward Elgar”. Her association with Elgar’s music dates back to the mid-1960s and has included concerts, broadcasts and recordings with conductors including Sir Alexander Gibson and Vernon Handley.’

To read more about Alexander Walker, visit the Trinity Laban blog.

For more information on Elgar visit the Elgar Society website.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance offers the research degrees of MPhil and PhD. To find out more visit our research degree programme page