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LAURA COMMISSIONED TO WRITE NEW PIECE FOR JACK HANCHER

2024 commission

Laura has been commissioned to write a new piece for Royal Overseas League winner Jack Hancher, to be released by Deux-Elles records in October.

LAURA GIVES UK PREMIERE WITH BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

April 2024

Laura gave the UK premiere of Lisa Streich's guitar concerto Augenlider with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jack Sheen.

Rockschool

'INTO THE LIGHT' PERFORMED BY SEAN SHIBE AND SINFONIA CYMRU ON BBC RADIO 3

April 2024

Laura's piece Into the Light was performed by Sean Shibe and Sinfonia Cymru and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

LAURA RECEIVES FUNDING FOR DEBUT ALBUM

September 2023

Laura has received funding from Help Musicians and the Golsoncott Foundation for the recording of her debut album. 

She is also very grateful to everybody who contributed to her online fundraising concert!

BBC RADIO 3
'THIS CLASSICAL LIFE' 

Interview with Jess Gillam, August 2022

Laura joins host Jess Gillam for a listening party including music by John Tavener, Laurie Anderson, Berlioz and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. This episode was also featured on Laura Barton's BBC Radio 4 'Pick of the Week.'

LAURA COMMISSIONED TO WRITE FOR NEW ROCKSCHOOL CLASSICAL GUITAR SYLLABUS

August 2022

Laura has been selected to compose a series of pieces for Rockschool's new classical guitar syllabus, alongside renowned composers past and present.

LAURA'S  COMPOSITION IS FEATURED ON NEW ALBUM FROM VIOLINIST JOO YEON SIR

May 2022

Laura's piece 'Through the Fog' was featured on the album 'Solitude' from violinist Joo Yeon Sir. The album received a 5 star review in BBC Music Magazine.

GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE - COMMISSION FOR JOO YEON SIR

Gramophone Magazine,

May 2022

"The standout performance here was specifically commissioned for this album: Through the Fog by Laura Snowden..."

Solitude

LAURA FEATURES ON ALBUM 'PHRASES' FROM SOPRANO HELOISE WERNER

Editor's Choice for Gramophone Magazine, July 2022

Laura featured on the debut Album 'Phrases' from soprano Heloise Werner, released in June 2022 by Delphian records. The album was selected as editor's choice for Gramophone Magazine in July 2022, alongside an exclusive video.

LAURA SNOWDEN SHOWS STAR POWER IN HER SAN FRANCISCO DEBUT

Classical Voice, March 2022

"Snowden is a sensitive artist who makes exquisite use of her instrument’s colors while always working to make the dramatic arc of each composition vivid..."

San Fran

FEATURE ON 'ACOUSTIC GUITAR SESSIONS IN PLACE'

Video for Acoustic Guitar Magazine, December 2021

Laura performs 'The Parting Glass' for Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 'Acoustic Guitar Sessions in Place' series.

LAURA  COMMISSIONED TO WRITE NEW WORK IN HOMAGE TO JULIAN BREAM

July 2021

Laura was commissioned to write a new work for the New York Guitar Festival in homage to Julian Bream. The piece was released in July 2021 via the New York Guitar Festival Youtube Channel and New York City Radio Station WNYC.

Julian Bream

LAURA FEATURED AS A SOLOIST ON 'BLACK WIDOW' MARVEL MOVIE SOUNDTRACK

July 2021

Laura featured as a soloist on Lorne Balfe's soundtrack for the Marvel movie 'Black Widow'.

LAURA MAKES US DEBUT AT LONG ISLAND GUITAR FESTIVAL

Classical Guitar Magazine, April 2019

"Award-winning UK classical guitarist Laura Snowden made her eagerly awaited U.S. debut as part of the 27th annual Long Island Guitar Festival on Friday, April 12, 2019..."

L Island / Black Widow

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.

CLASSICAL

GUITAR

INSIDER

Podcast interview

Laura visited Bret Williams in Brooklyn to talk about

all things guitar.

GUITAR CORNER:

LAURA SNOWDEN

ON CREATIVITY

Podcast interview

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

THE

TACTICAL 

GUITARIST

Podcast interview

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

Classica Guitar Deftly Links

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..."

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.

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 ..."

'‘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 ..."

Wigmoe / Q&A

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."

‘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..."

Guardian / JW Gramaphone

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

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..."

Young Artist
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