March 2, 7:30 pm
Described by Classical Guitar Magazine as ‘linking guitar’s past, present and future’, Laura’s eclectic musical output has ranged from playing on Lorne Balfe’s soundtrack for Marvel film Black Widow to recording Lisa Streich’s guitar concerto Augenlider with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester. Laura studied with Julian Bream, during which time she gave two concerts at Wigmore Hall featuring premieres of his recent commissions. This led to international recognition and festival debuts across Europe and the US, as well as concerto debuts with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Münchener Kammerorchester.
As a composer, Laura’s music has been commissioned by the Birmingham Symphony Hall, International Guitar Foundation, New York Guitar Festival, Rockschool syllabus and ABRSM syllabus, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland and Hong Kong Radio 4. Her work has been recorded for BGS Records, Rubicon Classics and Centaur Records, and published by ABRSM, London College of Music and Hal Leonard. As a songwriter and performer with folk group Tir Eolas, following the release of their debut album Laura toured numerous UK shows and festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Bestival, and Shakespeare’s Globe at the invitation of John Williams. She has also created and recorded guitar arrangements for Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink’s album ‘Cover My Tracks’
Laura’s international concert appearances have included the Guitar Foundation of America, New York Classical Guitar Society, Long Island Guitar Festival, Uppsala International Guitar Festival, Altamira Hong Kong International Guitar Symposium and San Francisco Performances. She has given classes at the Royal College of Music, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Birmingham Conservatoire, Yale University, the Purcell School, Brussels Conservatoire, Arizona State University, San Francisco Conservatory, Mannes School of Music and Manhattan School of Music.