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Lara was born into a musical family in Surrey and started violin lessons aged 7. At 16, she won a scholarship to The Purcell School for Young Musicians and performed in the school orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. She went on to study at The Royal Northern College of Music with Yuri Torchinsky and she graduated in 2019 with a bachelor of Music degree. In 2017 she was awarded a place at the Paris Conservatory to study for an Erasmus year studying with Roland Daugereil. In 2022, Lara graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a masters degree.
At 15, Lara won first prize in her first international competition, the under 16 section of the London International Music Competition. Lara has since won various concerto competitions and titles including Kingston Young Musician, Richmond Young Instrumentalist and Farnham Young Musician - leading to various solo opportunities with acclaimed accompanist Alison Rhind, with Richmond Orchestra, with Sutton Symphony Orchestra and with the Kent Concert Orchestra at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury (she was interviewed by Classic FM presenter, Jane Jones). She was subsequently invited to give a solo recital at the Deal Festival of Music. Most Recently Lara was invited to perform Mozart’s 4 violin concerto with the Epsom symphony orchestra. She has performed solos in St. Stevens’s Cathedral and at Schonbrun Palace in Vienna, as well as in Barcelona, Mantua, Padua, Paris, Venice and Verona. She has also performed in orchestras around the world including Budapest and Beijing.
Lara started teaching the violin in Paris in 2020 and she now teaches in a few different schools around Surrey and London during week days as well as teaching a number of private students. Lara really enjoys helping and inspiring violinists of all abilities to improve and develop their skills as general musicians and as violinists.