Laura first shot to fame as chorister of the year when she was just 14, but now with a first class honours degree from the Royal College of Music and over a million album sales under her belt, Laura Wright has been one of the biggest selling classical artists this decade.
A familiar face at worldwide sporting events, Laura is proud to be the England Rugby team’s first ever official anthem singer, performing at the men’s and women’s Twickenham rugby matches. Laura is also a regular at NFL matches, and has performed at Rugby League, The Carnegie Challenge Cup Final, WSB Boxing, The Carling Cup Final, The Championship Play-off Final and the FA Cup Final. In April 2016 she performed at The Grand National to a rapturous reception and in July 2016 she was the official anthem singer at the British Grand Prix.
Laura is proud to have written “Heroes”; the first official anthem of the England Womens Cricket team. It was created specifically for the team who will carry it with them into the future as their official song. Laura is also the first Ambassador for the Kia Womens Cricket League.
After a dramatic Red Arrows flypast, Laura was the opening performer at the ceremony for HRH Prince Harry’s inaugural Invictus Games, where she debuted a new self penned composition “Invincible”, taken from her third album Sound Of Strength. Prince Harry asked her to repeat the performance to a worldwide BBC and ESPN audience, at the second Invictus Games in Autumn 2017, this time held in Orlando.
Laura was the first mezzo soprano to perform at the Olympic Stadium, has toured with Alfie Boe and Russell Watson, opened the iTunes Festival for Andrea Bocelli and duetted with Donny Osmond for Children In Need. Still only 26years old, Laura has enjoyed many performances at prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Opera House, Royal Festival Hall, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena, Twickenham Stadium, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, even on the roof of the o2 and on The Great Wall of China.
HM The Queen cited Laura’s Diamond Jubilee Song ‘Stronger As One’ in her Commonwealth Day Message at Westminster Abbey where the song was premiered and secured a No1 chart position on Gary Barlow’s Sing EP. In the Jubilee year, Laura enjoyed the privilege of performing more times for Her Majesty than any other artist.
An extremely accomplished sports person, Laura has trained to county level in hockey, netball, tennis and javelin. While she now concentrates on her music career, the sporting soprano continues to feed her love of sports with boxing, crossfit, pilates, hockey, playing rugby and by raising money for charity in running and cycling events. It is this combined love of sports and classical music that led to the creation of her album ‘Sound of Strength’, where she fuses her twin passions into a unique sound which emphasises the physical power of music. For the album Laura enlisted renowned sports psychologist from Brunel University, Dr Costas Karageorghis to sequence the track listing. Nominated for a Classical Brit Award, Laura went on to receive the PPL Classical Award at the Nordoff Robbins 02 Silver Clef Awards. Alongside Laura’s role as Ambassador at Nordoff Robbins, Laura is also proud to be an Ambassador of Arthritis Research UK. As ambassador for SportsAid, she works alongside the Duchess of Cambridge and for the Invictus Games, alongside the Royal Patron, HRH Prince Harry.