Laura Ford Soprano Brussels : Music

Laura Ford

Upcoming Events

June 10, 2018

Jazz Concert, Hoeilaart


May 25&26, 2018

‘Alice in Wonderland’, Panda All-Stars Theatre, Cultural Center De Lijsterbes
www.pandaallstars.com

Performance Experience


Recent performances include a Gala Concert at Chateau Sainte-Anne with the Similler trio and Green Parrot’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the narrator.

I have also appeared as a soloist with the Bruoscella Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and the Brussels Light Opera Company.

It has been my pleasure to perform at the prestigious Flagey Studio 4, The Royal Conservatory of Brussels, The Auderghem Cultural Centre, the W:Hall in Wolluwe St. Pierre and the Saint-Michel Theatre.

I also perform regularly as a soloist for various private events including weddings and parties.

My extensive repertoire can be adapted to suit a wide variety of occasions Contact me to book for musical events.


MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

2017

‘Under the Big Top’, Bruoscella Orchestra – Fortune Teller, Woluwe Cultural Center Gala Concert, Jazz soloist, Chateau Sainte-Anne

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Narrator; Green Parrot Productions; St. Michel Theater

2016

Mozart, Missa Brevis in C major KV258- soprano soloist;

Bach, St. John Passion- soprano soloist, Holy Trinity Cathedral

‘When the Music Stops’, Bruoscella Orchestra, Woluwe Cultural Center

Concert, Friends of The Belgian Trust, Rhode St. Genese

2015

Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass, Mitchell, Edith Cavell Mass, Concert Edith Cavell

Centenary- soprano soloist

Mozart, Vivaldi, Handel, Mendelssohn, Druiven Festival, soprano soloist

Bach, Matthauspassion - Chorus 2 soprano soloist, Holy Trinity Cathedral

2014

Kerst Musical Belgium- sololist, Sint-Martinuskerk Koekelare

‘Music Goes West’, Bruoscella Orchestra- Miss Annie, Woluwe Cultural Center

2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Evita- Evita, Auderghem Cultural Center

‘Grow Up’ Charity Evening, Mozart, Miller, Porter- soloist, Flagey Studio 4

2012

Bizet, Carmen - Carmen, De Bosuil

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - Belle, Auderghem Cultural Center

2011

Ellington/Miller, Jazz Concert- soloist, Brussels Royal Conservatory

Cabaret 'Ladies Choice', West Side Story - Maria, De Kam

Christmas Carols Service, soloist, Holy Trinity Cathedral

2010

Loesser, Guys and Dolls - Sarah Brown, Auderghem Cultural Center

WORK EXPERIENCE

January 2018

Adjudicator, ‘AMIS’ Music Festival, International School of Brussels

2017 – present

Music Director, Panda All-Stars Theatre

2010 – present

Private Singing Teacher

2004 - present

Music Coordinator and teacher, BEPS International School

2004 – present

Choir Director, BEPS International School

2004 - present

Music Teacher and Coordinator of Pre-K and Elementary School Music, BEPS International School, Brussels

2004 - present

Drama Club Teacher, BEPS International School, Brussels

2004 - present

Choir Teacher, BEPS International School, Brussels

2000 - present

Private Singing Teacher

EDUCATION

2010 -present

Studying voice with Catrin Wyn-Davies, The Singing Works

2004 - 2007

Studied voice with Marie-Thérèse Letorney

2004

Rencontres Musicales d'Enghien, Master Class with Mitsuko Shirai

2002-2004

French language studies, GLTT, Rhode-Saint-Genèse

1999

Study exchange, University of Surrey, Roehampton, England

Studied Music, Psychology and Religion

1997-2002

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance, Biola Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Biola University, California

Minor in Religion

Graduated Cum Laude

AWARDS AND SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

2002

Vocalist of the Year, Biola Conservatory of Music

Member of the Psi Chi Honor Society

2000

Wiebe Choral Award, Biola Conservatory of Music

1999

Kingston Upon Thames Festival, First prize in German Lieder

LANGUAGES

Native English Speaker

Professional Proficiency in French

Diction proficiency: Italian, German, Latin, Spanish

COMPUTER SKILLS

Mastery of Microsoft Office Programs

Extensive knowledge of managing Moodle based websites

Extensive knowledge of Garage Band, Itunes, Iphoto, Ipad

Experience with computer based assessment/reports

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Piano proficiency

Taught recorder classes Grades 4&5

Vocal Master classes with Nina Hinson and Mitsuko Shirai

Alexander Technique Master classes

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

Traveling and discovering other cultures and languages

Socializing with friends

Museum expositions

Attending concerts







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