TrinityTalent | Class of 2021 | Rock & Pop

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Trinity College London is delighted to introduce the TrinityTalent | Class of 2021 | Rock & Pop

TrinityTalent celebrates young artists who have developed their practice through Trinity qualifications in 2021. Meet the Class of 2021. An open nominations process invited teachers, peers, friends and family to propose young people taking Rock & Pop qualifications who had shown excellence in Creative Flair, Leadership or Progress. 

This year, once again, TrinityTalent includes a Youth Choice panel as well as the TrinityTalent panel. The Youth Choice panel selected young people from each subject whose nominations stood out for them. Read more about the Youth Choice Panel here.

Click through to find out more about these talented young Rock & Pop artists.

Ava King

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Grade 1 | Singing
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Joe Manning 

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 Grade 5 & 6 | Guitar & Drums
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Kayleigh Hampton

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Grade 5 | Singing
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Varnu Yajnavalki Boora

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Creative Flair
Grade 6 | Drums
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Lily Poston 
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Creative Flair
Grade 3 & 5 | Vocals
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Special Mentions

Special Mentions recognise young people that the TrinityTalent Panel would like to celebrate for a particular achievement, resilience in overcoming personal challenges or making a significant impact in their chosen art form throughout the year. 

Yoni Nemko

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 Grade 8 | Drums
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