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The Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra (TLSO) is one of our largest groups of talented young musicians from across the Faculty of Music.

Usually led by a visiting conductor, the orchestra provides students with the valuable experience of working in a professional setting.

We are proud to have relationships with some of the world’s most talented conductors; recent visitors have included André de RidderJessica CottisDavid DanzmayrDouglas Boyd and Martin André.

TLSO is led by the Trinity Laban Performance Department and works closely with Jonathan Tilbrook (Head of Orchestral Studies), Andrew Dunn (Head of Wind, Brass & Percussion) and Professor Nic Pendlebury (Head of Strings). Regular performance venues include Blackheath HallsCadogan Hall and most recently York Hall

TLSO Repertoire

Recent and upcoming performances include works by Leoš Janáček, Louise Farrenc, Benjamin Britten, Sally Beamish, Anna Meredith, Edward Elgar and Dmitri Shostakovich, plus many more.

TLSO & Venus Blazing

Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra is committed to performing works by a diverse range of composers and is proudly supporting Trinity Laban’s Venus Blazing project. Launched in 2018, the project marks an unprecedented commitment to celebrating the music of women composers.  

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Side By Side

Side by Side is a unique programme which sees principal players from some of the UK’s leading orchestras come to mentor and perform with our students. This fantastic opportunity is an invaluable experience for students.

Collaborations have included BBC Symphony OrchestraPhilharmonia OrchestraBBC Concert OrchestraBournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and Welsh National Opera Orchestra.

TL student and professional viola from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra work side by side