A Collection of Commissioned Compositions
A specially commissioned piece of music celebrating the 30th anniversary of the EBRD's creation has been performed at the Bank's new headquarters in London. "30 Years of Changing Lives", composed and conducted by student, Chester Tribley, opened the EBRD's 2021 Annual Meeting today. Chester created the composition while studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The piece was played by musicians from the celebrated Guildhall Session Orchestra on the 24th floor of 5 Bank Street, from next autumn the EBRD's new home in Canary Wharf.
Guildhall School at The Courtauld: The Etang des Soeurs, Osny, near Pontoise by Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), Chester Tribley This project is part of a long-standing collaboration between The Courtauld and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, established by Dr Charlotte de Mille, which sees students from the Guildhall writing pieces inspired by the collection. The 2022-23 project was directed for The Guildhall by Barbara De Biasi, Lead professor of Film Music in the Electronic & Produced Music Department at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Performers: Flute: Ruth Harrison Viola: Rebecca Breen Harp: Elin Samuel
With the lighting of five more Thames bridges, Illuminated River artwork by artist Leo Villareal, spans from London to Lambeth Bridges and is now the longest public art commission in the world. Student composers from Guildhall School of Music and Drama responded to the completion of Illuminated River with original music inspired by the heritage of a specific bridge. In this video, student Chester Tribley with his composition 'Concatenation' pays tribute to Blackfriars Bridge.
The musical and visual concept was to capture the electrifying revolutionary spirit of the 60s-70s during the construction of the Barbican complex. Incorporating angular rhythms that resonate with the striking geometry of British brutalist architecture the piece is interspersed with moments of tranquility to reflect on nature's presence within these manmade structures.
Drum & bass imprint RAM Records presents a special, celebratory orchestral rendition of their catalogue, performed by over 40 musicians and professional alumni from Guildhall School of Music & Drama. The evening of celebration will take audiences on an epic orchestral journey into the genre, with the Guildhall Session Orchestra joined by a DJ, percussion and singers, performing many of RAM’s biggest hits. Classic RAM releases from the likes of Chase & Status, Wilkinson, Sub Focus, Origin Unknown, DJ Fresh, and RAM Trilogy will be performed among interpretations of more recent releases from Mandidextrous, Culture Shock, Mob Tactics, Andy C and Raiser by the orchestra, elevated by undaunted stage production to match the energy on stage.
Essex County Council and The Essex Climate Action Commission recently commissioned young Essex composer Chester Tribley to compose an anthem for climate action in Essex. This music, entitled Restoration, aims to inspire people to take action on climate change. The performance in the video took place at the launch of the Gaia artwork installation at Chelmsford Cathedral on 8 October 2022.
Short medley of classic Christmas tunes composed and Conducted by Chester Tribley. Performed by Guildhall Session Orchestra for the Illuminated River Festive Soundtrack.
Composers and musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama perform a new electro-acoustic work from the Ruskin Park bandstand. 'Music for Parks' reflects both on the natural world around us and on the power of music to elicit a mindful state of being, providing an immersive soundscape and calming backdrop to one of London's greatest free sources of public well-being: the park. All donations gratefully accepted go to mind.org.uk. Performers Violin - Romana Szczepaniak Cello - Fraser Bowles Trombone - James Druce Project led by - Will Wadham