Chen Yi - Memory (solo contemporary violin piece)

Tan Dun: For the World - Theme Music (an arr. for violin and piano I wrote)

Elgar - Salut D’Amour

Ysaÿe - Caprice d'après l'Etude en forme de Valse de C. Saint-Saëns’


Laure Chan, British Franco-Chinese violinist, made her concerto debut aged thirteen in Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh. Since then, she has performed in Europe, Canada, the USA, China, Bolivia and Korea.

Awards include the John McAslan violin prize at the Royal Academy of Music, London from 2007 to 2011, a Junior Award of the Hattori Foundation in 2009, and the 2010 Music Director’s Award of the Oxford Phiharmonic at Oxford University. In October 2015, she received 1st prize at the Paris Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition.

She has taken part in masterclasses with violinists such as Maxim Vengerov, Pinchas Zukerman, Nicola Benedetti, Alina Ibragimova, Zakhar Bron, Ana Chumachenco, Donald Weilerstein, Ilya Kaler, Liviu Prunaru, and David Takeno.

She was invited to give recitals in Trafalgar Square in celebration of Chinese New Year and was featured on LBC News Radio. She also appeared on Norwegian radio in Oslo and in a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 - In Tune at the V & A.

Born in London in 1995, Laure began her violin studies at the Royal Academy of Music at five, continuing at the Junior Department with Yumi Sasaki. In September 2012, she entered the Royal College of Music, first studying with Itzhak Rashkovsky and currently with Radu Blidar as a Foundation Scholar. She has also taken an interest in baroque violin under the guidance of Lucy Russell since 2014. In July 2016, she graduated from her Bachelor’s degree and is now starting a Master in Performance at the RCM.

Accompanied by ,Dimitris Daskalakis. Pianist

See Laure and Dimitris Daskalakis. at Asia House on 28 September at 1pm