Laura van der Heijden has already made a
name for herself as a very special emerging talent. Having won many prizes and
awards from a very young age, Laura was awarded the title of BBC Young Musician
2012 at the age of 15, performing Walton’s Cello Concerto with Kirill Karabits
and the Northern Sinfonia at The Sage, Gateshead.
In September 2014 Laura was awarded the
Landgraf von Hessen Prize at the Kronberg Academy’s prestigious international
masterclasses. In 2015, Laura was named Young Artist in Residence of the London
Mozart Players. In 2016 Laura was chosen by the Orpheum Stiftung in
Switzerland, a foundation encouraging and assisting exceptionally talented
young instrumental soloists. Under this umbrella she appeared in recital with
Fazil Say at Zürich Tonhalle in September 2016.