Friday, 26 January 2018

Gold Medal Showcase

Trinity Laban Gold Medal Showcase - Iyad Alsughair, Georgina Bowden, Emily Gray, Ana Rodriguez Moran, Jordi Morrell, Ben Vize (Photo Juno Snowden)
Trinity Laban Gold Medal Showcase
Iyad Alsughair, Georgina Bowden, Emily Gray, Ana Rodriguez Moran, Jordi Morrell, Ben Vize (Photo Juno Snowden)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance's annual Gold Medal Showcase is at Kings Place on Monday 29 January 2018. The event brings together outstanding graduates from 2016/17 to compete for the most prestigious award offered by the conservatoire.

Recent winners of the Gold Medal have gone on to further notable successes, two appeared at Glyndebourne in 2017: Nardus Williams was in Belongings with Glyndebourne Youth Opera, while last year’s winner James Newby joined Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and received the John Christie Award, and we recently heard him in recital in Schumann at the London English Song Festival [see my review], whilst pianist Elliot Galvin won Album of the Year at the 2017 Parliamentary Jazz Awards as a member of jazz quartet Dinosaur and was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.

This years competitors are Iyad Alsughair – Piano, Georgina Bowden – Composer, Emily Gray – Mezzo-soprano, Ana Rodriguez Moran – Flute, Jordi Morrell – Viola, Ben Vize – Jazz Saxophone. Each will present a 15 minute set, providing a varied mix from Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea to Britten's Lachyrmae, plus Berio, Sibelius, Colin Matthews, Liszt, Frank Martin and Khachaturian.

Full details from the Kings Place website.

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