Laura Mayer

mezzo-soprano

Steckbrief

Where do I come from?

I come from the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, but I am also of German heritage with ties to Munich, as my father was born here.

Why do I sing?

Because it has always been a way for me to use my temperament in a constructive manner, and I find it to be the best tool for me to communicate with people.

And what do I like apart from singing?

Hanging out with friends, working on small silly projects like making my own perfumes, thrift-shopping, drinking way too much coffee, enjoying wine, riding my grandfather’s old bike around Munich and enjoying architecture and art of all kinds.

My own personal musical highlight?

Performing the alto part of Mahler’s Symphony no. 2 with the Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of conductor Stefan Vladar. The concert was broadcasted to Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR).

My motto?

Life is never just black or white.

Biography

Mezzo-soprano Laura Mayer was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1996. In 2014 she began preliminary studies with Royal Danish Operasinger Hanne Fischer, and later enrolled in the bachelor’s program at The Royal Danish Academy of Music with Professor Kirsten Buhl Møller in 2017. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in 2020, she enrolled as an exchange student (Erasmus) at The University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM), at first joining the class of Professor Julian Prégardien and later the class of KS Professor Christiane Iven. She transferred to HMTM in 2021 to continue her master’s studies in concert performance with KS Professor Christiane Iven.

Laura Mayer is currently doing her second master’s degree in opera performance at Theaterakademie August Everding with KS Professor Christiane Iven.

Laura Mayer’s musical highlights include performances with orchestras as the Munich Symphony Orchestra (Erlkönigs Tochter by Niels W. Gade and Walpurgisnacht by Felix Mendelssohn, 2022), the Odense Symphony Orchestra (Requiem by W. A. Mozart, 2022), the Sinfonietta Jönköping (Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn, 2019), the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Halloween Concert, 2018), and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck (Symphony no. II by Gustav Mahler, 2019, broadcasted to NDR).

She has received lessons and participated in masterclasses with renowned artists such as: Professor Gerhild Romberger, Ian Bostridge, Anke Vondung, Professor Julie Kaufmann, and coaches Helmut Deutsch and Richard Hetherington (Head of Music at The Royal Opera London).

Laura Mayer has received funding from Augustinus Fonden, Beckett-Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Familien Hede Nielsens Fond, Den Bøhmske Fond, Nordea Fonden and STIBET.

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