During my time at Trinity Laban I feel that I’ve become much more confident in what I’m doing, and the breadth of my knowledge in different musical areas has expanded, so I’ve become much more comfortable going into any situation, whether orchestra, chamber music or anything else, and doing what’s necessary.
I think the one [performance] that stands out the most for me is a chamber music concert where I did a trio with eminent percussionist Colin Currie and a fellow student at Trinity Laban. We played this absolutely mental piece. It was an absolute roast-up; 25 minutes long just going ape all over these drums. Working with him as a soloist and playing with him was just an amazing experience, at the Southbank. And maybe an orchestral concert; I’ve done quite a few, but one that stands out recently is getting to play timpani in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, which was quite a large part – I had good fun playing that one.
In my time at Trinity Laban I feel I’ve become much more confident in what I’m doing, and the breadth of my knowledge in many different musical areas that I wouldn’t have thought about before coming here has expanded. That makes me much more comfortable going into any situation in the orchestral world, or chamber music, or anything else, and doing the job that’s necessary.