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Laura Margaret Smith

Laura Margaret Smith

The Scottish mezzo-soprano Laura Margaret Smith was the Scottish Opera Robertson Scholarship Trust Emerging Artist, 2014-15. Smith studied music at the University of Edinburgh before graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.



Wagstaff: Breathe Freely
Wagstaff: Breathe Freely
A chamber opera for three singers and piano trio by contemporary Scottish composer Julian Wagstaff. 

CKD 535  

Laura Margaret Smith mezzo-soprano

The Scottish mezzo-soprano Laura Margaret Smith was the Scottish Opera Robertson Scholarship Trust Emerging Artist, 2014–15. Smith studied music at the University of Edinburgh before graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Alexander Gibson Opera School, where she studied under Clare Shearer. Smith now studies with Patricia MacMahon, and holds a Making Music Award for Young Concert Artists and a Musicians’ Benevolent Fund Postgraduate Performance Award.

Smith was selected to participate in 2013 in the prestigious Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto in Italy, where she sang in masterclasses with Dennis O’Neill, Richard Bonynge, Luciana Serra and Daniela Dessi. She has also sung in masterclasses with Roderick Williams, Elly Ameling (Leeds Lieder and Festival), Dame Felicity Palmer, Jane Eaglen, Lisa Milne, Florian Boesch (BBC, Glasgow City Halls) and Malcolm Martineau (Edinburgh International Festival). Smith is also a Samling Artist and Britten–Pears Young Artist, and has pursued further studies with Sir Thomas Allen, Ann Murray DBE and Ian Partridge.

American Record Guide
'The performances and sound of both the opera and the trio are very good.'
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Chemistry World
'By turns witty and sombre, tonal and atonal, the music is engaging in its own right…'
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