7-30pm Saturday 28 March 2020
Soloist: Laura van der Heijden (cello)
(Photo Sam Trench)
Conductor: Matthew Taylor
Leader: Elizabeth Cooney (violin)
Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Matthew Taylor: Violin Concertino
Haydn: Cello Concerto (Soloist Laura van der Heijden)
Brahms Lieberslieder Waltzes
Mozart: Symphony 36 “Linz”
Winner of the 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, Laura van der Heijden has been making a name for herself as a very special emerging talent, captivating audiences and critics alike with her imaginative interpretations and probing musicianship.
Laura’s critically acclaimed debut album “1948”, won the 2018 Edison Klassiek Award, and the BBC Music Magazine Newcomer of the Year Award.
Laura was born in England to Dutch-Swiss parents and gave her first public performance at the age of 9. Since 2008 she has been a student of the renowned British-Russian cellist Leonid Gorokhov, and participates regularly in masterclasses by David Geringas, Ralph Kirshbaum and Miklós Perényi. She is currently in her final year studying for her Bachelor’s Degree in Music at St John’s College, Cambridge, while also maintaining a busy concert diary.
Laura has performed with leading orchestras such as the Philharmonia, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, European Union Chamber and English Chamber Orchestras. She has also given debuts in Holland, Germany, New Zealand, and in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the opening concert of the inaugural BBC Proms Australia, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Last season’s highlights include a recital with Fazil Say at Zürich Tonhalle, a performance of Schumann’s cello concerto with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, a UK tour with IMS Prussia Cove, as well as her debut with the Argovia Philharmonic, and at Wigmore Hall in a BBC lunchtime recital.
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