Currently Head of Keyboard at Sherborne Girls' School in Dorset, Ana Laura graduated in 2006 from the Royal College of Music, with a full tuition fees scholarship supported by The Man Group and the Gordon Galway Stone Memorial Award. In July 2008, she completed the Masters in Advanced Performance degree with Distinction at the same institution, with the support of the Irene Hanson Scholar and the Gordon Calway Memorial Award and under the musical guidance of Professor John Blakely.
As chamber musician, Ana Laura enjoys an active performance schedule with cellist Arturo Serna. Their ensemble, Duo Teresa Carreño, also champions music from the American continent, as well as masterpieces of the standard repertoire. Together, they have performed extensively in England, Europe and Venezuela.
Ana Laura is a prize winner of many national and international Piano Competitions: Amadeo Roldán National Piano Competition (Cuba), II National Competition for Young Soloists (Venezuela), The Pinault International Piano Tape Competition (USA) Silvia Einsenstein National Piano Competition (Venezuela) and the Concordia Foundation Award 2008. At the age of 13, Ana Laura made her orchestral debut with the Orquesta Filarmonica Nacional in Caracas, Venezuela. and in April 2001, she performed the Third Piano Concerto by Serguei Prokofiev with the Simon Bolivar Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, Ana Laura took part in the First Latin American Piano Festival in London.
She started to play the piano at the early age of five in her home country Cuba. During her formative years, she was taught by Professors Teresita Junco, Elena Salámova and Igor Lavrov.
Kathryn Stott, Concert Pianist & Curator, Artistic Director of Australian Chamber Music Festival, International Chair at Royal Northern College of Music ,Professor at the Norwegian Music Academy in Oslo