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Dynamic and adventurous, Trinity Laban is a playground for the creative mind.

At London’s Creative Conservatoire our students are artists of sound, inventing and reinventing music continuously. There is always something new happening and many of our performances, from solo recitals and chamber music to orchestral and large ensembles, feature new music from staff, students and visiting professionals.

Maybe soon it will be your ideas being performed…

Gold Medal 2020 Winner Theo Perry (2)

Performance Platforms

Across the institution Trinity Laban inspires collaboration amongst all. First year composition students regularly write original scores for performers from across the departments, encouraging friendships and professional relationships from early on. These successful partnerships are carried on throughout your studies, up to postgraduate students writing for soloists.  

A highlight of my time at Trinity Laban has been the frequency of how often my works have been performed and recorded. Every piece that I have written at Trinity Laban has been recorded, including two orchestra pieces.

James Layton, BMus Composition 

The Daryl Runswick Competition

Relationships with Composers

All of our students are inventors, whether or not they consider themselves to be composers, and we encourage creativity and innovation across all programmes and at all levels of study.

Our Composition Department is home to those students who want to focus specifically on composition and the creation of new work, ideas, settings and events. Their main focus is on collaborating with performers and they thrive on supporting and challenging musical traditions in equal measures.

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Our annual CoLab festival provides a place to take risks, be creative and experiment within a rich and supportive environment. Over 900 students from Music, Dance and Musical Theatre come together to create original and exciting work. Rude Health takes place annually at the Faculty of Music and gives students the chance to showcase original work in evenings curated entirely by students.

Parallax 16 JK Percussion


Performance and composition go hand in hand. Many of our competitions feature original music written by our students, performed either by themselves or by others. The John Halford Competition gives awards to both a pianist and a composer, and the prestigious Gold Medal Competition showcases original music by rising talent at Trinity Laban.

The Daryl Runswick Composition Prize is one of Trinity Laban’s premier prizes and showcases some of our most talented composition, instrumental and vocal students from across the Faculty.