Laura Hemingway

soprano

Steckbrief

Where do I come from?

I grew up in Forstinning, a little village in the east of Munich. Though due to my family’s background I’m actually half English and the other half comes from Lower Bavaria.

Why do I sing?

Singing makes me happy, gives me energy and I’ve just always done it!

And what do I like apart from singing?

Being in nature, Cooking, Yoga, Sewing, cosy evenings on the sofa while watching a movie, playing board games with friends.

My own personal musical highlight?

When I did my debut as Pamina in the Magic Flute in an opera production at the University.

My motto?

‚Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.‘ - Albus Dumbledore

Biography

The german-british Soprano Laura Hemingway was born in Lüneburg in 1998 and grew up in Forstinning, a little village near Munich. She sang in the „Bavarian Youth Choir“ (Bayerischer Landesjugendchor) and was a scholarship holder of the „Bavarian Singing Academy“ (Bayerische Singakademie).

The soprano studied with KS Prof. Andreas Schmidt at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. Having finished her bachelor’s degree in the summer of 2021, she now continues her studies with KS Prof. Christiane Iven and Sabine Lahm doing her Master’s of Concert Singing.

She has been part of several opera productions within her studies such as „liminal space“, a world premiere in cooperation with the „Munich Biennale“ and gave her role debuts as „Serpetta“ in „La Finta Giardiniera“ by W. A. Mozart and „Pamina“ in „Die Zauberflöte“.

The singer gave Lied recitals with Fritz Schwinghammer and participated in masterclasses with e.g. Chen Reiss.

In the field of Ensemble singing Laura Hemingway was part of the opera „Die Vorübergehenden“ by Nikolaus Brass in the „Festspielwerkstatt“ of the Bavarian State Opera (conductor: Marie Jacquot). Furthermore she sings in the choir „LauschWerk“ conducted by Martin Steidler.

Since October 2021 she receives the scholarship of the „Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“.

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