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25th October, 2018

Guildhall School students, alumni, Fellows and partners listed in Evening Standard’s Progress 1000

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Now in its 12th year, the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 lists the capital’s most influential people from politics, business, media, technology and the arts.

Congratulations to all the Guildhall School students, alumni, Fellows and partners who have been named across a number of categories in this year’s list.

The Classical Music list celebrates Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, Artist in Association at the Guildhall School and Barbican Centre, and Honorary Fellow; Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera and Honorary Fellow; baritone and Olivier Award nominee Roderick Williams(Opera 1995); baritone and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist James Newby (Vocal Studies Fellow); tenor and Independent Opera Fellow James Way (Vocal Studies 2018).

The Theatre list names playwright Natasha Gordon (Acting 1999), who was also nominated for ‘Best Writer’ at The Stage Debut Awards for her debut play Nine Night. Also named in this category is Nadia Fall, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, who directed a fantastic Aces and Jacks, a selection of short plays by David Mamet, for Guildhall in 2011.

Guildhall alumni Jodie Whittaker (Acting 2005) and Lily James (Acting 2013) were listed among the influential people from the world of film and television, with fellow acting alumna Michaela Coel (Acting 2012) named in the Comedy list.

Kenrick Sandy (Artistic Director, Boy Blue Entertainment), who co-directed and choreographed Unleashed for the Barbican (2012) and collaborated with staff and students from Guildhall’s Acting and Production Arts departments in Blood Rite (2017), was also named as one of the capital’s most influential people in the Dance list.

Visit the Evening Standard website for the full Progress 1000 list.

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