Leeds Lieder and Shipston Song Young Artist Francesca Lauri graduated from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance in 2022 with a First-Class Honours degree receiving the TCL Silver Medal for piano studies and winning the David Gosling Prize for Piano Accompaniment. She is currently studying Collaborative Piano with Simon Lepper, Kathron Sturrock and Roger Vignoles at the Royal College of Music and is the recipient of the Ian Evans Lombe Scholarship. Francesca has performed in venues including Wigmore Hall, Milton Court, the Fazioli Concert Hall and Conway Hall. She recently won the RCM Lieder piano prize and is also the winner of the 2022 Somerset Song and AESS Dorothy Richardson English Song Piano Prizes as well as a finalist in the 2023 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition. Francesca has participated in masterclasses with Veronique Gens, Dame Sarah Connolly, Kate Royal, Susan Manoff and Roderick Williams.
This year, Francesca’s studies at College will be supported generously by the Countess of Munster Trust.