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LAURA DURRANT

Laura is a native of Glasgow in Scotland and comes from a musical family. She began playing music at a young age and won a scholarship to study cello at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where she gained an honors degree.

During her senior year at college Laura became involved in theatre and after graduation she started working as a dancer/cellist with the dance & physical theater company 'Gilmore Productions'. Laura toured the UK with this company for two years and was then invited to perform as an actor/cellist playing Emilia in a UK tour of OTHELLO with the Icarus & Original Theatre Co.Laura has also been cast in the lead role of Philip Pullman's 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' with Birmingham Stage Company.

As a cellist, Laura’s performances range from classical recital, both nationally and internationally, to session musician and from large concert arenas to Baltic and Icelandic cruises with the National Trust of Scotland! She has collaborated with many musicians but works particularly with the renowned Scottish composer Edward McGuire, performing both his Scottish & classical works. Laura recently choreographed and danced in his world premiere at Glasgow’s West End Festival. Laura wants to pass on her love of music to the next generation and has, for the past 7 years, taught cello for the Royal Conservatory of Scotland’s Musicworks.
 
Laura joined the Celtic Thunder family 2 years ago and has toured with the show in the USA, Canada and Australia and is featured in the Voyage and Mythology DVDs.