FREE Lunchtime Concert: Laura Snowden (Guitar)
Representing Making Music
John Dowland – A Fancy
Villa-Lobos – Preludes
Laura Snowden – Anpao
Johann Kaspar Mertz – Tarantelle
“A poignant, mesmerising show….held the Wigmore Hall rapt” The Guardian
Award-winning classical guitarist and composer Laura Snowden was handpicked by Julian Bream to give a Bream Trust concert at Wigmore Hall and was the first guitarist to graduate from the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School, where guitar tuition was made possible by a donation from the Rolling Stones. As a composer, her compositions have been performed at Wigmore Hall and in Italy, Spain, Sweden, Japan and Hong Kong; recent commissions include the VIDA Guitar Quartet and the Park Lane Group with support from the RVW Trust. Laura’s song Live Free for the charity Voices for Hospices was performed at over 300 simultaneous concerts in 60 countries and her folk ensemble Tir Eolas was invited by guitarist John Williams to perform at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Laura is a winner of the Tillett Trust, St John’s Smith Square, Park Lane Group, International Guitar Foundation and ‘Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green’ young artist schemes, as well as the Royal College of Music Guitar Prize and the Ivor Mairants Guitar Competition; she currently teaches at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Her principal teachers have been Richard Wright (Yehudi Menuhin School and Royal College of Music), Gary Ryan (RCM), Carlos Bonell (RCM) and Julian Bream.