The London Mozart Players chamber orchestra had today announced 18 year old British cellist, 2012 BBC 'Young Musician of the Year' winner Laura van der Heijden as their new 'Young Artist in Residence'.
‘I am thrilled that the London Mozart Players have chosen me to be their first Young Artist in Residence. Playing with them feels like chamber music, the way they play is very inspiring, the atmosphere is so supportive and working with them is always lots of fun,’ Laura has said.
‘We are delighted to have a close association with such a vibrant and enterprising young cellist who clearly has an exciting career ahead of her,’ Musical Director Nicolas Soames has said.
Founded in 1949, the London Mozart Players is the longest-established chamber orchestra in the United Kingdom – with their performances and recording focused largely on the core repertoire from the Classical era.
The new partnership will commence officially in June 2015 – with the opening concert of the Portsmouth Festivities.