Kawai Pianos have built a reputation for producing high quality pianos, not just for practise at home, but also for world class artists on the concert platform. This relationship between manufacturer and artist has always been very important, as it pushes a manufacturer like Kawai to keep refining their instruments and improving them.
Lara started to play the piano at age of 6 and she has won the BBC Young Musician 2010 competition at age 16, performing Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No.2 in the final round, with Vasily Petrenko and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Cardiff. Lara graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2016 with a first class honours degree, where she studied with Ian Jones.
Lara made her Barbican debut in London with the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Paul Daniel, in a performance of Britten’s Young Apollo. Previous concerto performances have included Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Mozart K466 and K242 with the Aurora Orchestra, and the Grieg Concerto with English Sinfonia.
Lara made her Wigmore Hall recital debut in 2017, and followed this with another sold out recital there in January 2018. She returns to the Wigmore Hall for a BBC Radio 3 live broadcast in December 2018 and an evening recital in November 2019.