Music by Britten, Walton and Schoenberg.
The Trinity Laban String Ensemble is the String Department’s flagship group. Formed from senior students it has given many performances not only in prestigious London venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall and St. John’s Smith Square but also on the international circuit, including performances at Slovenia’s Ljubljana Festival, Italy’s Emilia Romagna Festival and at the Dartington International Summer School. The group have performed with many international artists including oboist Nick Daniel, clarinetists Dimitri Ashkenazy and Darko Brlek, pianists Deniz Gelenbe and William Howard, violist Rivka Golani, organist David Titterington saxophonist Gerard McChrystal, actor Edward Fox and Jazz musician Julian Arguelles with whom they recorded the critically acclaimed album As Above So Below.
The group has an eclectic range of repertoire from standards of the genre such as the Tchaikovsky and Dvorak Serenades to the works of living composers such as John Adams, Steve Reich and Eleanor Kats Chernin. They have also given world premieres by prominent composers such as Paval Novak, Graham Fitkin, Benjamin Ellin and David Mathews and in 2008 released on the Nonclassical label the highly acclaimed premiere recording of Cortical Songs by Nick Ryan and Radiohead’s violinist John Matthias. In Autumn 2013 the group will premiere a new harp concerto by Joseph Phibbs together with harpist David Watkins
The ensemble has also collaborated with cross-genre artists including Barry Adamson and Nick Cave, John Cale (Velvet Underground) and jazz pianist Uri Caine in a performance of Brahms’ Handel Variations. Experienced with working in contemporary dance, the ensemble has collaborated with various choreographers including Sonia Rafferty and Henri Oguike and Lizzie Kew Ross.
Admission free, retiring collection.