Trinity Laban’s String Ensemble is directed and programmed by Professor Nic Pendlebury, Head of Strings.
Comprising some of the UK’s most talented up-and-coming strings musicians, this ensemble provides students with excellent training for the profession.
Hollie Harding and Trinity Laban String Ensemble
Melting, Shifting, Liquid World
String Ensemble has given many performances not only in prestigious London venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St. John’s Smith Square, but also on the international circuit, including performances at Slovenia’s Ljubljana Festival, Italy’s Emilia Romagna Festival and at the Dartington International Summer School.
The group have performed with many international artists including oboist Nick Daniel, clarinettists Dimitri Ashkenazy and Darko Brlek, pianists Deniz Gelenbe and William Howard, violist Rivka Golani, organist David Titterington, saxophonist Gerard McChrystal, actor Edward Fox and jazz musician Julian Arguelles, with whom they recorded the critically acclaimed album ‘As Above So Below’.
The ensemble has also collaborated with cross-genre artists including Barry Adamson and Nick Cave, John Cale (Velvet Underground) and jazz pianist Uri Caine in a performance of Brahms’ Handel Variations. Experienced with working in contemporary dance, the ensemble has collaborated with various choreographers including Sonia Rafferty and Henri Oguike and Lizzi Kew Ross.
The group has an eclectic range of repertoire from standards of the genre such as the Tchaikovsky and Dvořák Serenades to the works of living composers such as John Adams, Steve Reich and Eleanor Kats-Chernin. They have also given world premieres by prominent composers such as Paval Novak, Graham Fitkin, Benjamin Ellin and David Mathews.