Laura has been awarded first prize at the Volos International Guitar Composition Competition (Greece) for her guitar and violin duo piece 'Five Impressions'. The competition was organised under the auspices of the Greek Composers Union and the first prize includes publication of the piece by 'Papagrigoriou-Nakas' editions, a performance at the next Volos International Guitar Festival and a performance and recording in Athens through the Greek Composers Union.
Laura's arrangement of traditional song the Parting Glass is now available as a PDF score - please visit the Arrangements page under Projects for more information.
'Playing pieces by Britten and a Julian Anderson premiere, the classical guitarist put on a poignant, mesmerising show....held the Wigmore Hall rapt with a performance of unassuming poise and intensity.' Click here to read the full review.
Laura has been invited by the Julian Bream Trust to give a recital at Wigmore Hall on 21st November, 7.30pm. The concert includes the world premiere of Catalan Peasant with Guitar by Julian Anderson, a Julian Bream Trust commission. For more information and tickets, please click here.
Thank you to the Worshipful Company of Musicians for selecting Laura as their Yeoman of the Month October 2015. www.wcom.org.uk/news/yeoman-of-the-month-october-2015-laura-snowden/
Laura will be teaching and performing at this year's IGF Residential Summer School and Festival at Shrewsbury School, 10-16 August.
Teachers : Gary Ryan, Carlos Bonell, Tom Kerstens, Allan Neave, Craig Ogden and Laura Snowden. For more information, please click here.
Laura's folk group Tir Eolas are releasing their debut album Stories Sung, Truths Told on 11th February. Click here to order a physical or digital copy of the CD.
Laura was a winner at this year's competition with her piece French Suite. The piece will be performed by international harpsichordist Sonia Lee on 23rd May at the Historical Keyboard of North America's annual conference.
As the year draws to a close, here is a little video recorded in 2014 with journalist Guy Traviss, of Laura playing her arrangement of The Parting Glass.