Laura Wright (singer)

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Laura Wright
Laura Wright before performing the National Anthem at Twickenham.JPG
Laura Wright
Background information
Birth name Laura Kathryn Wright
Born (1990-06-17) 17 June 1990 (age 26)
Framsden, Suffolk, England
Years active 2005–present
Labels
Associated acts All Angels
Website www.laurawright.co.uk

Laura Kathryn Wright (born 17 June 1990) is an English soprano. She is a classical-popular crossover singer who performs classical and operatic music, popular songs, musical theatre and folk songs.

Early life[edit]

Wright was born in Suffolk, and grew up in Framlingham.[citation needed] She won scholarships to attend the fee-paying Framlingham College along with her three brothers.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Wright first shot to fame as chorister of the year when she was just 14.[citation needed]

She has performed at men's and women’s rugby matches at Twickenham.[1] Wright is also a regular at the NFL matches and has performed at Rugby League, The Carnegie Challenge Cup Final, WSB Boxing, polo, the Carling Cup Final, The Championship Play-off Final and the FA Cup Final.[citation needed] In April 2016 she performed at The Grand National and in July she was the official anthem singer at the British Grand Prix.[citation needed]

In 2016, she wrote “Heroes”; the first official anthem of the England Womens Cricket team.[citation needed] She is also the first Ambassador for the Kia Womens Cricket League.[citation needed]

Wright performed at the opening ceremony for HRH Prince Harry’s inaugural Invictus Games[citation needed] where she debuted a new piece she wrote “Invincible”,[citation needed] taken from her album Sound Of Strength.

Wright was the first mezzo soprano to perform at the Olympic Stadium,[citation needed] has toured with Alfie Boe and Russell Watson,[citation needed] opened the iTunes Festival for Andrea Bocelli[citation needed] and duetted with Donny Osmond for Children In Need.[citation needed]

A royal favourite,[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] Laura enjoyed the privilege of performing more times for Her Majesty than any other artist that year.[citation needed]

Wright has trained to county level in hockey, netball, tennis and javelin.[citation needed]

Nominated for a Classical Brit Award, Wright went on to receive the PPL Classical Award at the Nordoff Robbins 02 Silver Clef Awards.[citation needed] Alongside her role as Ambassador at Nordoff Robbins,[citation needed] Laura is an Ambassador of Arthritis Research UK, having battled her own debilitating condition at a very young age.[citation needed] She is also an Ambassador for SportsAid[citation needed] and for the Invictus Games.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Solo (albums)[edit]

  • 2011: The Last Rose (UK Albums Chart #24; Classical Charts #1)
  • 2012: Glorious (UK Albums Chart #52)
  • 2014: The Sound of Strength

With All Angels (albums)[edit]

References[edit]