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NEW ALBUM: Path to the Moon

Path to the Moon Laura van der Heijden (cello) & Jâms Coleman (piano): Chandos In a programme inspired by William T. Horton’s captivating image ‘Path to the Moon’, which features as the cover artwork, Laura van der Heijden’s latest album release from Chandos Records presents a programme of starkly contrasting works, exploring new and unusual qualities in eachRead more ›

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Laura performs Elgar with LPO

This Sunday, Laura performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto to a sell-out audience with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducted by Gabriella Teychenné, this performance in Eastbourne marks the 50th anniversary celebrations of the orchestra’s long-established special partnership with the Sussex audience. Earlier this month, Laura’s label CHANDOS Records announced her latest forthcoming album release – Path toRead more ›

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Laura performs Rachmaninoff at the BBC Proms

Cellist Laura van der Heijden performed an enchanting recital yesterday afternoon at Dewsbury Town Hall alongside pianist Jâms Coleman. Repertoire included Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise as well as his magnificent Cello Sonata. The recital also included BBC Proms premieres of Lara Weaver’s ‘A thing that holds’ and Pejacevic’s Cello Sonata. You can listen to this recital onRead more ›

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Laura with Aurora at King’s Place

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This Saturday Laura van der Heijden performs alongside the Aurora Orchestra in the second of her three projects as ‘Artist in Focus’ at King’s Place across 2023. Laura performs CPE Bach’s fiery cello concerto, conducted by Nick Collon in a programme that also features Schubert and Ligeti, in the composers anniversary year. Laura’s summer isRead more ›

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Laura performs World Premiere with BBC Scottish Symphony

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Tonight celebrated cellist Laura van der Heijden performs the World Premiere of Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s new cello concerto with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow, conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth. Cheryl’s exciting new work takes its inspiration from nature and will be available to stream on BBC Sounds following to its first broadcast next week (25 May).Read more ›

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Laura van der Heijden in Scotland

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Tonight, tomorrow and Saturday (27 – 29 April), Laura van der Heijden is in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Under the baton of Mark Wigglesworth, she performs Shostakovich’s Second Cello Concerto. Laura returns to Scotland in May to join the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ryan Wigglesworth. First, Laura gives the world premiere ofRead more ›

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JBM Artists at the 2023 BBC Proms

Today the BBC announces its annual summer celebration of music at the Royal Albert Hall and other major venues across the UK. JBM are proud to have artists perform in three exciting concerts, with Rachmaninoff featuring heavily in the programmes for the composer’s 150th anniversary year: Sunday 16 July, 11am Benjamin Grosvenor performs a soloRead more ›

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Laura at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

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Cellist Laura van der Heijden performs this evening at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam with pianist Jâms Colman. The duo offer a wonderfully varied programme as part of ‘Klapstuck’ including works by Janacek and Debussy. They are joined for the evening by dynamic presenter Eva Cleven. Find out more here. This Spring brings further exciting projects forRead more ›

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Laura announced as ‘Artist in Focus’ at Kings Place

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Kings Place has today announced an exciting new partnership with Laura van der Heijden as their ‘Artist in Focus’ across 2023. She will perform in recital with Jåms Colman (20 April), CPE Bach Concerto with the Aurora Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Collon (17 June) and a ‘Dulcimer’ project on 4 October 2023 where she joinsRead more ›

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New Release: Pohádka

Laura van der Heijden has released her debut album on Chandos Records, exploring the rich musical heritage of Bohemia, with pianist Jâms Coleman. Laura writes: “Jâms and I first met in 2017, when I was mesmerised by the sensitivity of his musicianship and the colours he managed to create on the piano. Our first concertRead more ›

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