Laura van der Heijden - cello
Alison Rhind - piano
Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata BMV 1028
Brahms Sonata in D major, Op 78 (arr from the violin sonata)
At the age of fifteen, Laura van der Heijden was awarded the title of BBC Young Musician 2012, performing Walton’s Cello Concerto with Kirill Karabits and the Northern Sinfonia. Laura’s musical studies started on recorder at the age of four. After learning with Marina Logie on cello, Laura had Grade 8 distinctions on both cello and piano by the age of ten.
In 2005 Laura joined the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music, where she learns piano with Emily Jeffrey and participates in many ensembles. Since 2008 Laura has been a student of the renowned British-Russian cellist Leonid Gorokhov.
Recent engagements include Walton’s Cello Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and recitals with Huw Watkins and Martin Bartlett.
Alison Rhind was educated at Chetham’s School of Music, Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music where she studied with Edith Vogel. She is regular accompanist of Nicola Benedetti and has worked with Alina Ibragimova and Leonid Gorokhov.Further Information