Laura Sánchez

“… we are in front of a concert pianist with a sound musical education who, also delivers constant and solid examples wherever she goes (…) Laura Sánchez’s piano career is, no doubt, the most suitable to her incredible interpretative skills.” (Chronicles of Cuenca).

Praised on numerous occasions by music critics, Spanish pianist Laura Sánchez is the winner of several awards in national and international competitions, such as “King House Piano Awards” (Ireland, 1998), the National Contest for Young Pianists “City of Albacete” (1999 and 2000) or the XIV International Piano Competition of Ibiza (2000).

She has a degree in Piano and Chamber Music from the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music and a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from the Royal Academy of Music of Dublin (Ireland, 1997).

She has recorded for institutions such as the Spanish National Classical Radio (RNE), WAMC Radio in Albany (New York, USA) and the Ibero-American Educational Television, and performed in theatres throughout Spain, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Canada, United States and Puerto Rico.

In 2000, she founded the Dúo Scarbó with pianist Elena Hammel, with whom she performed in concert halls such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the “Jameos del Agua” Auditorium of Lanzarote, the National Auditorium of Madrid or the Rose Theater of Brampton (Canada). She participated in festivals such as the Honest Brook Music Festival in the USA, the Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy, the Cycle of Great Authors and Interpreters of the Autonomous University of Madrid or the Casals Festival of Puerto Rico and collaborated with orchestras such as the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga, the Young National Orchestra of Spain and the Brampton Symphony Orchestra of Canada.

From 2006 to 2019 she has been the accompanist of the JORCAM (Young Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid) ensembles, among which the Small Singers of the Jorcam and the children’s choir of the Royal Theatre of Madrid. With them, she has participated in several festivals such as the International Festival of Sacred Art in Madrid, the Music Festival in Segura (Jaén) or the Europa Cantat Festival held in Lyon (France); in concerts in theatres of Madrid, such as the National Auditorium, Teatros del Canal or the Theatre of San Lorenzo de El Escorial; also at the Vienna Opera House’s Mahler Hall and the Basilica dei Frairi in Venice. She participated in the annual Pedagogical Project of the Madrid Royal Theatre with some performances in the cycle “Sundays to the Gayarre” and, in April 2016, with Brundibár, by Hans Kràsa, an opera performed by the children. She has also taken part in live-broadcast concerts on Spanish National Classical Radio and participated, with the Young Orchestra, in productions such as the screening of Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times” film with its original live music, at the Theatre of the Zarzuela of Madrid.

She is a member of several chamber music groups and, since 2002, she has combined her concert career with her work as teacher at the Getafe Professional Conservatory of Music. As of 2019 she is the Percussion repertoire teacher at the Alfonso X el Sabio University in Madrid.

© Dúo Scarbó, 2000-2020