Laura Snowden

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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 Berlin. 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 Norrko¨ping Symphony Orchestra and Mu¨nchener Kammerorchester.

As a composer, Laura’s music has been performed at Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall and Sadlers Wells, commissioned by the Birmingham Symphony Hall, International Guitar Foundation and the Park Lane Group, 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 her exam pieces are published by ABRSM, London College of Music and Rockschool/Hal Leonard.

Laura has collaborated closely with her folk group Tir Eolas; after releasing their debut album Stories Sung Truths Told, the band toured numerous UK shows and festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Bestival, and Shakespeare’s Globe at the invitation of John Williams. Other collaborations include creating and recording guitar arrangements for Noah and the Whale frontman Charlie Fink’s album ‘Cover My Tracks’, and recording a new work for voice and guitar by Josephine Stephenson on the debut album by acclaimed soprano Héloïse Werner.

Laura has given classes at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Birmingham Conservatoire, Yale University, the Purcell School, Brussels Conservatoire, Mannes School of Music and Manhattan School of Music; she was also assistant guitar teacher at the Yehudi Menuhin School between 2014 and 2020.

At the age of sixteen, Laura was awarded a scholarship to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School, following a donation from the Rolling Stones; she went on to study at the Royal College of Music. Her guitar is made by Christopher Dean.

Faculties / departments: Junior Department


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