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 Ridder, Jessica Cottis, David Danzmayr, Douglas 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 Halls, Cadogan Hall and most recently York Hall.
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.Find Out More
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 Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and Welsh National Opera Orchestra.