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

Danish singer Laura Mayer was born in Copenhagen in 1996. As a child, she was accepted at the Danish Radio Choir School and later attended the Sankt Annæ School (a primary school for young singing talents). In 2014, the mezzo-soprano began preliminary studies in Copenhagen with Hanne Fischer and in 2017 she was accepted at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in the class of Professor Kirsten Buhl Møller. After graduating with a Bachelor`s degree in 2020, Laura Mayer studied within the Erasmus programme at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, first with Prof. Julian Prégadien and then with Prof. Christiane Iven. She is currently continuing her studies in the Master of Concert Singing in the class of Christiane Iven and Sabine Lahm.

She has attended master classes and lessons with, among others, Gerhild Romberger, Anke Vondung, Johan Reuter, Bo Skovhus, Julie Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch and Richard Hetherington (Head of the Music Department at the Royal Opera London).

Laura Mayer`s musical highlights include performing with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Philip Faber (2018). At the Royal Danish Academy of Music, she took on the role of Louise Finch in a world premiere of the opera Titanic by Matias Vestergaard, directed by Natascha Metherell (2019). As a soloist she has sung numerous concerts, including in 2019 with the Sinfonietta Jönköping conducted by Cecilia Martin-Löf (Elias by Felix Mendelssohn) and with the Philharmonisches Orchester der Hansestadt Lübeck conducted by Stefan Vladar (Zweite Sinfonie by Gustav Mahler).

In the upcoming season she will be heard with the Camerata Chamber Choir Copenhagen (Messias by G. F. Händel) and with the Odense Symphony Orchestra conducted by Philip Faber (Requiem by W. A. Mozart).

Laura Mayer is sponsored by Augustinus Fonden, Beckett-Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Den Bøhmske Fond, Nordea Fonden and STIBET.

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