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BBC RADIO 3

ADOPT A

COMPOSER FEATURE 

Laura Snowden and Chandos Chamber Choir

Making Music's Adopt a Composer scheme, in association with Sound and Music, paired composer and choir to create a piece of music. Follow Laura Snowden and the Chandos Chamber Choir behind the scenes here in this short feature about their journey together.

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CLASSICAL

GUITAR

INSIDER

Podcast interview

Laura visited Bret Williams in Brooklyn to talk about

all things guitar.

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GUITAR CORNER:

LAURA SNOWDEN

ON CREATIVITY

Podcast interview

Laura talks to Simon Powis from Guitar Corner about her creative approach to music-making.

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THE

TACTICAL 

GUITARIST

Podcast interview

Laura chats to Jesse McCann about her lessons with Julian Bream, composing, and her early years.

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LAURA SNOWDEN DEFTLY LINKS THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE’

Classical Guitar Magazine, Fall 2016 issue

"In this 100th anniversary celebration year of the birth of virtuoso violinist Yehudi Menuhin (1916–1999), it seems fitting to also celebrate the blossoming career of Laura Snowden, the first guitar graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School..."

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LAURA SNOWDEN ON HAVING FUN AND PLAYING WITH INTENTION

Podcast interview

Laura spoke to Tina Margareta Nilssen from the Timani Podcast for Embodied Musicians about her lessons with Julian Bream, her folk band Tir Eolas, singing, composing and more.

 
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Q&A WITH LAURA SNOWDEN

Strings, Classical Music Magazine Autumn 2016

“The young guitarist is a special performer in many ways. Playing with great intensity with a very relaxed posture, her musical communication has both clarity and directness. She is also more than one type of all-rounder, being a composer, arranger and improviser working in various musical fields ..."

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'‘LAURA SNOWDEN DAZZLES WITH PREMIERE AND OLD FAVOURITES AT WIGMORE HALL’

Classical Guitar Magazine

April 2016

"Laura Snowden’s November 21 2015 recital, sponsored by the Julian Bream Trust, was one of the highlights of the season ..."

 
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JOHN WILLIAMS IN GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

Gramophone Magazine

April 2016

"The guitarist John Williams spoke about Laura’s eclectic musical output in an interview for his 75th birthday with Martin Cullingford."

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‘A YOUNG GUITARIST OF POISE AND INTENSITY'

The Guardian

November 2015

"Julian Bream is the classical guitarist who inspired a generation of 20th-century composers to look seriously at the instrument. Now 82, he no longer performs, but his trust still commissions new work and supports those who might play it – young guitarists such as Laura Snowden..."

 

BBC RADIO 3 IN TUNE HIGHLIGHTS

Laura’s folk ensemble Tir Eolas

Folk ensemble Tir Eolas talk to Suzy Klein about their debut album, and play live in the studio

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YOUNG ARTIST INTERVIEW:

LAURA SNOWDEN

The Musician's Company

"I suppose that ultimately the Spice Girls are to blame for my dedication to music. Their break-up in the year 2000 left me heartbroken and terribly disillusioned with the world of pop, and it seemed at the time that the only logical solution was to drown my sorrows in classical music..."

 
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