Research Degree Programme Week

Every March, Trinity Laban hosts its Research Degree Programme (MPhil/PhD) Week.

This year's Research Degree Programme Week takes place from 20 to 23 March 2017. MPhil/PhD students talk about their work in progress; presentations span a wide range of themes across music and dance. Other events, such as Research Professional Development sessions, are scheduled alongside these presentations.

Schedule of research student presentations:

Mon 20 Mar 2017

Mackerras Room, Faculty of Music

Presentation Title

15.30-16.00h Jun Ishimura                                    Chopin through Pleyel and Erard
16.00-16.30h Quynthran (Quincy) Pham      The Historicity of the Keyboard Dance Suite: a study of the importance of the keyboard dance suite and its change between practical and absolute music from the sixteenth to twentieth century

Fei Ren                                                  

A Delve into the Inevitable: themes and correlations between Fanny Hensel's music and her choices of epigrams for Das Jahr, where art, literature and philosophical musings intertwine with personal life.

Tue 21 Mar


Research Hub, Faculty of Dance

10.30-11.00h Park Stickney         Fast 7ths, episode 4, a new hope
11.00-11.30h Maria-Christina Papadopoulou         The Pedal Harp: revisiting and disturbing its sound and image

Wed 22 Mar


Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Dance

10.30-11.00h Lucie Clements     The Psychology of Creativity in Dance
11.00-11.30h Alexander Walker     Kivi's Fourth Authenticity: 'faithfulness to the performer's own self' and the rediscovery of an old performance tradition
11.30-12.00h Christina Siomos       Effects of Repetitive, High-speed Playing on Muscle Function in Violinists: a biomechanical analysis using surface electromyography

Thu 23 Mar


Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Dance                 

12.00-12.30h Hollie Harding

The Composer as a Choreographer of Noise-Making Action

The student presentations are open to the public. External visitors are requested to email [email protected] to book a place.



Image: Rachel Cherry (Photographer)

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