Biography

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NEWS:

2018 started with a great concert tournee in Siberia with chamber concerts in philharmonie Novosibirsk, philharmonie Krasnoyarsk und Iskitim. At the Trans-Siberian Art Festival 2018 she was on stage with Vadim Repin.

In may 2018 Laura will perform at Dresdner Musikfestspiele, she also won a scholarship for lessons with David Geringas and Franz Helmersohn.

Laura got invited to play at Podium der Jungen with live broadcast of NDR Kultur in hanover. She will stand on stage with great artists like Jan Vogler in this concert.

2017

Winner of Kiwanispreis Lübeck 2017 – with performing Popper’s Requiem at the laureat concert with her professor Troels Svane and her Duo partner Julian Bachmann.

Won 3rd prize at the international contest Ton & Erklärung in Germany -special prize holder of the Kronberg Academy. In the final, Laura played the cello concerto by J. Haydn in D-major accompanied by Münchner Rundfunkorchester, which was broadcasted by the Bayrischer Rundfunk.

Laura played at the Kronberg Festival in 2017, also made her debut at the Prinzregententheater München with radio broadcast at Bayrischer Rundfunk, and performed as a soloist at the festival Fränkische Musiktage.

With her piano trio LÓndine she started for a master in chamber music with Prof. Wille and Prof. Becker at Hannover Musikhochschule in autumn 2017. Her agency Tonalisten organized a concert tour that will bring her to St. Petersburg and end with a chamber concert in at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in November 2017.

She presented her debut album “Inside out” in numerous concerts all over Germany in collaboration with Jamie Bergin. The album is avaiable on Spotify and Amazon

2016

She recorded Dvorak’s „Silence Woods“ for NDR Kultur in Broadcast Hall Hannover with pianist Jamie Bergin (assistent of Lars Vogt) – radio broadcasts in autumn and winter 2016 / chamber concerts at Altmarkfestspiele / Tonali-Tour (Hamburg) / Musikzimmer (Berlin) / San Marino Festival / Buxtehude Music Festival / Cello Akademie Ruthesheim
Summer 2016 – won 2nd prize at the String Concert Academy Competition in San Marino / autumn 2016 scholarship holder at Akoesticum in the Netherlands / December 2016 debut with Haydn’s Cello Concerto D-major at St. Jakoby Lübeck / recorded her first CD with pianist Jamie Bergin – repertoire includes R. Schumann’s „Adagio & Allegro“ and Popper’s „Dance oft he Elves“ / Summer 2016 finished bachelor degree in Music in Hannover /Autumn 2016 started studying for a master degree with Troels Svane.

2015

Since 2015 scholarship holder of Tonali, the most prestigious culture award in Germany / member of the music agency Tonalisten / she played her debut with the Dvorak Cello Concerto and the student’s orchestra of HMTM Hannover. Based on her own idea, she organized concerts with Lars Vogt and Leonid Gorokhov to perform all five Beethoven sonatas in one evening.

 

2014

Since summer 2014 she is a member of the german orchestra Junge Deutsche Philarmonie / Scholarship holder of Live Music Now in Hannover since 2014.

Laura won a 3rd prize at International Cello Competition Liezen (Austria),  / End of 2014: 1st prize at Talentbörse Hannover with Pianist Richard Schwennike, followed by over 20 concerts in Germany (-like concerts in broadcast hall of Bremen)

 

2012/13

Laura became winner of the German Lionsclub contest in Berlin / concert accompanied by the Royal College of Music at Wigmore Hall, playing duet with Naoka Aoki (winner of the China International Competition) / 2nd prize at Beethoven Competition in London, concert at Regent Hall London with pianist Camilla Li.

In the same year she appeared in a TV documantary as Anita Laster-Wallfisch, a Jewish cellist in Auschwitz.

2013 transferred to Prof. Leonid Gorokhov at Hannover Musikhochschule.

 

2011

September 2011 she became a student at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London with Prof. Melissa Phelps / and was the winner of a full scholarship at RCM.
At 16 years of age, she was the youngest student at RCM to date.

2010

1st prize at Bundeswettbewerb „Jugend musiziert with a cello solo / May 2010 special price at Verfemte Musik in Rostock / transferredto the Lübeck Academy of Music Junior Department / solo concerts conducted by Mattias Foremny and members of the orchestra Staatskapelle Schwerin.

2009

2009 after winning an audition for the german string orchester Deutschen Streicherphilarmonie conducted by Michael Sanderling, she played in concert halls like Berlin Philharmonie at the young age of 14 / spring-term 2009 1st prize and special prize for the best interpretation of all groups in the German contest Jugend Musiziert in category: cello and piano duo.

2007

In summer 2007 Laura became a member of the Junior Department at the Universität der Künste (UDK) in Berlin (Julius-Stern-Institut) with Prof. Matias Oliveira de Pinto. As a member of the 12 Cellisten at Julius Stern Institute she performed on concert tours in various European countries.

Encounters

at master classes and festivals

Jens Peter Maintz, Michael Sanderling, Martin Löhr, Wen Sinn Yang, Martin Ostertag, Louise Hopkins, Johannes Goritzki, Claudio Bohorques, Troels Svane, Peter Bruns, Leonid Gorokhov, David Geringas, Lynn Harrell, Franz Helmersohn

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