TrinityTalent | Class of 2020

Trinity College London is delighted to introduce the TrinityTalent | Class of 2020

TrinityTalent celebrates talented young people achieving Trinity’s music, drama qualifications and Arts Award in the UK. This year we have an extra special award for Arts Award alumni to celebrate 15 years of Arts Award supporting creativity!  

An open nominations process invited teachers, peers, friends and family to propose young people taking Trinity qualifications who had shown excellence in Artistic Achievement, Creative Flair, Progress or Leadership. We received an impressive 110 nominations from passionate teachers, friends and parents alike — meet our featured artists in the five galleries below.

Our team of Trinity judges and Youth Choice judges were impressed by the quality of the nominations received, with young people demonstrating a wide range of artistic and personal development across music, drama and Arts Award, and every nomination deserving recognition. The Trinity judges selected a small number of young people from each qualification to be profiled in the TrinityTalent Class of 2020. You can read more about the panel of judges in the galleries below. 

"Trinity is delighted to celebrate the fantastic achievements of these young artists. We are incredibly proud that young people have been able to demonstrate their creativity and leadership through Trinity exams, despite the challenges that affected us all in 2020. We look forward to seeing their creative futures flourish. Congratulations to the Class of 2020."— Sarah Kemp, CEO, Trinity College London

Nomination categories

artistic skill, excellence in performance

People nominated in this category represent a range of top performers, from music concerts to someone who's attracted an encore in a theatre performance. Whether in music, drama, or activity covered by Arts Award - on and offstage - it's all about celebrating fantastic artistic output. 

originality, inventiveness

Innovators who use their skills to create great new sounds or works of art. It could be through improvisation in acting, a new musical composition or arrangement, or an inventive collection of work. 

commitment, stamina, personal development

Those who have put in the time and effort to make progress. Whether it’s expanding their skill range, taking on an ambitious project, gaining more confidence in presenting their art or adapting it for digital presentation, this showcases those who have shown the resilience to improve their craft.

leading, supporting or inspiring others

Those who have stepped up to take responsibility for others. Leadership is all about celebrating those who’ve played a role in helping others to achieve or lead a group of people to realise a creative project.

outstanding achievement

This year featured an extra special award for Arts Award alumni to celebrate 15 years since Arts Award has been supporting the development of creativity and leadership skills of young people! The alumni category celebrates the arts and career achievements of Arts Award alumni who achieved their award before 2018. 

List of Nominations

Trinity College London and Voice magazine would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who nominated and was nominated for this year's TrinityTalent class. We had 110 nominations of which 33 are celebrated in the gallery. Trinity would also like to recognise the following talented young people in our Roll of Honour:

  • Kirsty McLachlan
  • Jess McGlinchey
  • Debbie Bello
  • Zac Dowlatshahi
  • Eddie Marshall
  • Jocelyn Kae Ann Ng
  • Neo Hamilton
  • Matt Venner
  • Rocco Uva
  • Markus Sadler
  • Rain Goff
  • Roan McAuley
  • Anita McAuley
  • Anabell Tang
  • Layla Shaw
  • Harry Abrahams
  • David Israelyan
  • Misha Israelyan
  • Max Joseph
  • Eli Bezalel
  • Spencer Trewin
  • Poppy Florence Evans
  • Matthew Jones
  • Georgia Meachem
  • Charlotte Clarvis
  • Susie Jones
  • Katie Mathieson
  • Jess McGlinchey
  • Sophie Reck Pointon
  • Leo James Allen
  • Toby Foetu-Foster
  • Atharva Amit Pawar