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Trinity Laban presents

Lunchtime Recital: Emma Gerrett (clarinet), Daniel King-Smith (piano)

Thu 29 Feb 2024

Emma Gerrett is a Clarinettist, who recently graduated with a Master's degree from Trinity Laban.

Widmann Fantasie for Solo Clarinet
Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
I. Allegro Tristamente
II. Romania
III. Allegro con fuoco
Bax Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
I. Molto Moderato
II. Vivace
Nneka Cummins (Trinity Laban Alumnus) Melody Please

Emma Gerrett is a Clarinettist, who recently graduated with a Master’s degree from Trinity Laban.

Emma has long had a passion for contemporary classical music; she is a founding member of the London Ambient Orchestra with whom she recently performed at Wilderness Festival. The group regularly performs fully improvised sets, for example, their recent performance as a headline act in the Daylight music series.

As a student at Trinity Laban, Emma was a Finalist of the 2023 Soloist competition and the winner of the Harold Clarke Woodwind competition. She has also won the Wilfred Hambleton Clarinet Prize and was a Trinity College London scholar for the duration of her Master’s degree.

Emma is a multi-instrumentalist, also playing Bass Clarinet, Flute and Saxophones. She recently appeared playing some of these instruments with Post Modern Jukebox, as well as performing on Bass Clarinet at the European Clarinet Festival back in 2019.

Emma is also a dedicated teacher, working peripatetically in four schools in London. She firmly believes that music education is for all, and takes great pride in enriching the lives of the younger generation.

If you would like to contact Emma or hear more from her, head over to her Instagram @gerrett_emma.


Daniel King Smith is a pianist and has given concerts all over the world as both soloist and accompanist. He has been broadcast on both BBC TV/Radio in the UK (In Tune, Proms, Young Musician of the Year) and NHK TV/Radio in Japan, most recently in recital with Yuki Ito as part of NHK’s “Best of Classic” and “Classic Club” series. Daniel has recorded a number of CDs,
including releases with Yuki Ito for Sony and with Anna Hashimoto on the Meridian label.

As soloist Daniel’s extensive concerto repertoire has lead to many concerts in the UK and around Europe and he has frequently been a featured Solo Classical Artist on many Cruise lines around the world. Accompaniment and chamber music are a major part of Daniel’s life, having held staff accompanist posts at both Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music Junior Departments and at the Purcell School. He regularly accompanies auditions, lessons, masterclasses and end of year recitals at the London conservatoires as well as being official accompanist for the Countess of Munster Trust. Daniel gives recitals every year with a number of people who have been accepted onto the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme as well as both the Tillett Trust and Making Music Recital Schemes. He is also official accompanist for the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists competition.

Daniel is often resident pianist on summer music courses including the British Isles Music Festival and Musicale. He has given recitals with Michael Collins, Carmel Kaine, Susan Milan, Robert Max, Yuki Ito and Anna Hashimoto, amongst many others and is a member of the Ridgeway Ensemble.