‘There were moments when one would think two guitars were being played’ - Laura Snowden a hit in Cromer
- Credit: Archant
Cromer Music Evenings invited young guitarist Laura Snowden to perform for the penultimate concert of the 2016/17 series.
Having started her studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School, she was hand picked by Julian Bream to give a recital at the Wigmore Hall. She played music by John Dowland, Villa Lobos, Rodrigo, Richard Rodney Bennett, Barrios, Tarrega and Kaspar Mertz. And her two compositions, Anpao (the Goddess of Dawn) and L'Etoile et la Rose were mesmering.
There were moments when one would think two guitars were being played: especially when she accompanied the melodic line with broken chords on the same instrument – the sustaining of notes, when appropriate, was very impressive.
The programme embraced all the possibilities of the instrument. What a future lies ahead for this young artist and what a privilege to be present at Templewood.