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Laura van der Heijden and Alison Rhind

2 October 2013 1:05pm - 2:00pm

Laura van der Heijden and Alison Rhind perform at The Venue, Leeds College of Music on Wednesday 2 October 2013.


​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

Price:   Free admission

Contact details:   General Enquiries: 0113 247 8336

Additional information:  

The Venue, Leeds College of Music 

3 Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PD

t.   0113 222 3400


The Venue was opened in 2003 and is a dedicated recital hall for Leeds. The Venue seats 350. The Venue is equipped with an infra-red system for the hard of hearing. The Venue is located in Leeds' emerging cultural quarter, next to the West Yorkshire Playhouse and adjacent to Leeds College of Music. It is in the same building as the new BBC Yorkshire headquarters. One Bar Inn, the College's café bar, is open for lunch and early evening meals as well as pre-concert and interval drinks. It is located on level two of the main college building.




There is a lift at the front of the building to The Venue and disabled toilets in the foyer area. There is a designated disabled car park beside Leeds College of Music which has spaces for at least ten cars. 

Public transport  

The Venue is opposite Leeds Interchange Bus Station for all buses. From Leeds City Train Station turn right out of Leeds city station and turn right at the pelican crossing. Walk down Boar Lane and head for Kirkgate Market. At the markets walk down the side of the market on New York Street to the Bus Station. The Venue is found opposite the bus station.


The nearest car park to The Venue is located on Quarry Hill and accessible from the A64 Inner Ring Road (direction West Yorkshire Playhouse). After 5.30pm parking is free. Blue Badge Holders can park in these car parks for free. Further information about Leeds City Council car parks can be obtained from Parking Services on 0113 395 0050.

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