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The Gold Medal Showcase 2024

Mon 8 January 2024

Join us to celebrate Trinity Laban musical performance at its finest, with seven student representatives from TL’s music departments competing for the Gold Medal 2024.

The Gold Medal is an annual showcase where seven finalists are nominated by the Heads of Department for their high level of creativity and musicianship, receiving a Director’s Prize for Excellence and giving them the opportunity to compete for the renowned award.

The evening is an exclusive chance to listen to Trinity Laban’s extraordinary students on the brink of promising careers from the departments of Strings, Jazz, Composition, Piano & Keyboard, Wind, Brass & Percussion, Vocal Studies and Musical Theatre, showcasing diverse professionalism from across the conservatoire’s Faculty of Music. The winner is announced later that evening, with audience members having a chance to vote too.

This year, the Gold Medal celebrates a diversity of musical language, and music as a unifying force and expression of what makes us human. Our global creative community brings a multitude of voices and ideas to our home in South East London. Expect music as a theatrical experience as the seven nominees bring their personal language to the stage.

The seven finalists are:

Alina Pritulenko Piano (Keyboard)

Cameron Scott Trombone (Jazz)

Chiara McDougall Musical Theatre

Jamie Elless Composition

Nivanthi Karunaratne Natural Horn (Wind, Brass & Percussion)

Chung-Kwan Salome Siu Voice

Virag Hevizi Violin (Strings)

The competition is judged by a panel of Trinity Laban staff and industry experts, which in previous years has included President of EMI Rebecca Allen and Founder, Artistic and Executive Director of the Chineke! Foundation and Honorary Fellow and Visiting Professor of Double Bass at Trinity Laban Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE.

This year’s competition will be chaired by Dr Aleksander Szram, our Director of Music, and judged by:

YolanDa Brown OBE DL: musician, broadcaster and entrepreneur

Dr Amir Konjani: composer, Situation maker, and performance designer

Last year’s Gold Medal was won by Lewis Chinn, who wowed adjudicators and audience members with his magnificent tuba performance, showcasing impressive technical abilities while giving an emotive and exuberant performance.

Join us next month and witness seven exceptional young artists performing a mix of jazz, classical and contemporary music as they compete for Trinity Laban’s most prestigious prize.

When: Monday 22 January 2024, 19:00

Where: Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

Book early to avoid disappointment.