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Whether you aspire to be a chamber musician, soloist, orchestral or ensemble player, generative artist, or teacher, our carefully designed training prepares you for anything the professional world might throw at you. Through top class training and a supportive, highly creative environment, we will help you to excel and become ever more confident performing in a range of contexts, from concert platform and opera house to studio, festival or club.
Our teaching staff are drawn from the very best artists working in and around London and internationally. Your dedicated Principal Study teacher will provide individual tuition on a weekly basis as well as group tuition. Undergraduate students will also be able to enhance their musicianship through additional Principal Study Enhancement lessons, which include opportunities to undertake related or complementary study of a period instrument, jazz or a related instrument, such as viola for violinists.
Weekly Departmental classes are designed to support your Principal Study and equip you for the diverse world of professional music making. Our staff provide a wealth of coaching opportunities and specialist expertise, and the tutorial classes cover subjects ranging from orchestral extracts and audition skills to teaching methods, historically informed performance, and issues of healthy practice and performance.
Your learning is also enhanced by regular visits from acclaimed international performers, who share their skills and experience in our masterclass series. Recent visiting artists have included: Ivry Gitlis, Tasmin Little, Ernst Kovacic, Gyorgy Pauk, Gordan Nikolich, Stephanie Gonley, Walter Verdehr and Mateja Marinkovic.
Chamber music is a central focus of string training at Trinity Laban, with frequent coaching led by our internationally acclaimed staff, all of whom regularly perform in the country’s leading ensembles. We are fortunate to have resident chamber groups who regularly give concerts and masterclasses. Postgraduate students also have the opportunity to play in a chamber music setting with teaching staff in Side by Side projects.
Orchestra and Ensemble
Being part of a Trinity Laban Orchestra or Ensemble allows students have the opportunity to perform in a number of prestigious London venues including Blackheath Halls, Cadogan Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Festival Hall. There are also opportunities to tour nationally and internationally. Orchestral players are auditioned at the start of each academic year then allocated to projects at the end of each preceding term.
Ever since we were founded in 1872, there has been a long history of Trinity Laban alumni finding success in the profession. Some recent successful graduates include:
Alfred Ng – (graduated 2013) Violinist with the Hong Kong String Orchestra, collaborating with the Hong Kong Dance Company.
Lana Trotovšek – (graduated 2009) Lead-violinist with the Badke Quartet ( 2011-2013 ).
Artem Kotov is a violinist in the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra.
Our truly magnificent location – the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich – is the envy of the world.
We are just a short journey from the centre of London, one of the leading musical centres of the world, yet situated within the “village” atmosphere of Greenwich, allowing for an escape from the busy city.
Our exceptional facilities include numerous well-equipped practice rooms, a suite of recital spaces, a recording studio, award-winning library and extensive IT.
Crucially, our on-site luthier is also on hand to rehair bows and repair instruments.
And perhaps the most important thing of all is the atmosphere here at Trinity Laban. You’ll find yourself surrounded by colleagues – both students and staff – who are extremely dedicated, and hard-working but also friendly and supportive.
Many students who come to Trinity Laban after studying at other conservatoires around the world tell us that there is nowhere better to help you unlock potential, and complete your journey into the professional world.
BMus (Hons), Violin