Alumna Takes Lead Role at Junior Trinity

RNCM alumna Tabby Estell has been appointed Head of Junior Trinity, replacing Marion Friend who retires this summer.

Tabby, who graduated in 1993, has worked in music education for over 20 years including managing the pioneering education programme at the London Sinfonietta and as Director of Education and Community at the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In recent years she has enjoyed an active freelance career working as a music education specialist with a range of different music organisations including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera House and Southbank Centre.

Talking of her new position, she said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be joining the amazing staff, tutors and young musicians of Junior Trinity, and I am looking forward enormously to working closely with everyone at Trinity Laban to continue Marion’s truly wonderful work.’

Marion, who was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, added: ‘I am really delighted that Tabby has been appointed as my successor at Junior Trinity. I know that she shares my commitment to the highest level of music education for young people as well as bringing a wealth of experience from her work with leading professional arts organisations. I hope she enjoys the role as much as I have over the past 12 years.’

19 June 2014