Laura Wright (singer)

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Laura Wright
Laura Wright before performing the National Anthem at Twickenham.JPG
Laura Wright about to perform the National Anthem at Twickenham.
Background information
Birth name Laura Kathryn Wright
Born (1990-06-17) 17 June 1990 (age 27)
Framsden, Suffolk, England
Occupation(s) Soprano
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]