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Chamber music is a central focus of training at Trinity Laban.

Students receive frequent coaching led by our internationally-acclaimed staff, many of whom perform in the country’s leading ensembles.

We are fortunate that every term our students work with the Carne Trust Ensembles in Residence at Trinity Laban: the Carducci Quartet, the Linos Trio and the Smith Quartet. Regular chamber concerts, masterclasses and coaching days form part of our core provision for Strings, Piano and Wind, Brass & Percussion students, with a wide variety of opportunities for chamber performance collaboration available across the curriculum for Composition, Jazz and Vocal students too.

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Carducci Quartet (The Carne Trust Ensemble in Residence)

Based in the UK, the Carducci String Quartet is recognised as one of today's most successful string quartets. The Quartet performs over 90 concerts worldwide each year whilst running its own annual festival in Highnam, Glos and its recording label Carducci Classics, as well as holding residencies at Cardiff University and Dean Close School, Cheltenham.

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Linos Piano Trio (The Carne Trust Ensemble in Residence)

The Linos Piano Trio has achieved recognition as an extremely dynamic and creative young chamber ensemble. Drawing on the varied musical backgrounds of its members, which include specialisms in historically informed performance, contemporary music and composition, the trio has become renowned for its distinctive voice. 

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The Smith Quartet (The Carne Trust Ensemble in Residence)

For over 20 years, The Smith Quartet have been at the forefront of the world’s contemporary music scene. They have developed a repertoire by some of the world’s most exciting composers and have established an international reputation for their dynamic style and original approach to contemporary music.

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