Laura lives in Woking and is a music scholar at Guildford High School. She is 17 and attends the Royal College of Music Junior Department where she studies cello with Michal Kaznowski. Laura has played in local music festivals and concerts from the age of 7. She was awarded second prize in the 2013 Woking Young Musician competition and was Godalming Young Musician in 2012. She won an award with the Woking Young Musician’s Trust the same year. Laura has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for two years, and is a former member of the National Children’s Orchestras and Surrey County Youth Orchestra. She is also a keen chamber musician and attends Pro Corda, the International Chamber Music Academy. With friends she formed a string trio, Vavello, and they perform as much as possible. In 2014 Laura was a finalist in the Gordon Turner Memorial Competition at the Royal College of Music and in 2013 a finalist in the Marjorie Humby Memorial Competition. Laura’s future engagements include playing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Woking Symphony Orchestra in the early part of 2015.