Laura studied with Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, London. Prizes include the Royal Over-Seas League, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Manoug Parikian Award and the Tunbridge Wells International Young Artists Competition, resulting in her South Bank recital debut. In 1994 she co-founded the Belcea Quartet and was a member for 16 years. The quartet won first prize in the Osaka and Bordeaux International Competitions and had a five year residency at the Wigmore. International tours included regular visits to the States, Far East and throughout Europe. The quartet’s numerous recordings for EMI Classics include Bartók, Janáček and Britten cycles as well as Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy and Ravel quartets; several have won Gramophone, Midem, Edison and Echo Klassik Awards.
Laura’s solo performances last season included the Brahms, Bruch, Mendelssohn, Barber and Prokofiev (2nd) Concertos. Laura has taught chamber music at the Guildhall and RNCM, and plays the ‘Nissel’ Stradivarius of 1731, named after its former owner, the late Siegmund Nissel of the legendary Amadeus Quartet.