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Vanessa Lucas-Smith



Junior Trinity
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF


Vanessa has been the cellist of Britain’s oldest chamber group, the Allegri Quartet, for the past 11 years. A regular performer at the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell room, Kings Place and at festivals throughout the world – Edinburgh, Kronberg, Orlando, Cervo, SoWeCa (Canada), she can be heard on radio – BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, Radio Netherlands and on TV and film as a frequent session musician. Recorded many CDs, achieving 5* reviews and discs of the month in the BBC music magazine.

Vanessa is on the teaching staff at Junior Trinity, Colfe’s School, is an associate artist with Southbank Sinfonia, teaches on various courses (Benslow, ProCorda, English Camerata Soloists), and sits on competition judging panels. Her studies began as a scholarship student at the Junior Dept of the RCM and then later at the RNCM. She is a prizewinner of competitions including the Royal Over Seas League, Zinetti (Italy), Charles Hennen (Netherlands) and has been awarded the Sir John Barbirolli Prize for string quartet.

Photo credit: Sarah Emma Smith

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Junior Trinity

Junior Trinity is a Saturday Music Department for 3-19 year olds. We were the first Junior Department of a UK Conservatoire to open its doors to schoolchildren on Saturdays in 1906. Since then thousands of young people have benefited from the opportunities to make music as individuals and in a wide variety of small and large ensembles. From Trinity Teenies aged 3-5 right through to university and conservatoire entrance, it is our aim to encourage a lifelong interest in music and to give our students the opportunities to develop to their maximum potential.

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