Francesca Lauri


Francesca Lauri is currently studying a masters in 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. She is a 2023 Leeds Lieder, Samling and Shipston Song Young Artist and holds a scholarship from the Countess of Munster trust for her studies at RCM this year.

In 2022, Francesca graduated from Trinity Laban with a First-Class Honours degree receiving the TCL Silver Medal for piano studies and winning the David Gosling Prize for Piano Accompaniment. She has performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Milton Court, the Fazioli Concert Hall, LSO St. Luke’s and Teatru Manoel in Malta. She has won the piano prizes in both the RCM Lieder and Lies Askonas competitions and is also the winner of the piano prizes in the 2022 Somerset Song Prize and the 2023 AESS Dorothy Richardson English Song Prize.

Francesca recently won the collaborative piano prize in the 2024 Royal Over-Seas League and looks forward to performing in the Gold Medal Finals at the Wigmore Hall in June with tenor, Dafydd Jones. In recent years, Francesca has participated in masterclasses with Susan Manoff, Veronique Gens, Dame Sarah Connolly, Kate Royal, Nikky Spence, Anne Sofìe von Otter and Sir Thomas Allen. As the winner of the Sam Hutchings pianist prize, Francesca looks forward to spending a week at Oxenfoord this summer.

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