Laura van der Heijden & Jâms Coleman

Tuesday 25 February 2025

Laura van der Heijden – cello

Jâms Coleman – piano

LILI BOULANGERReflets
GABRIEL FAURÉClaire de Lune
CLAUDE DEBUSSYCello Sonata
BENJAMIN BRITTENSeven Sonnets of Michelangelo: Sonetto XXX
BENJAMIN BRITTENCello Sonata
FLORENCE PRICENight
TORU TAKEMITSUWill Tomorrow, I Wonder, Be Cloudy or Clear?
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLDDie Schönste Nacht
CÉSAR FRANCKViolin Sonata

Path To The Moon

Admired for her captivating sonority and creative programming, Laura van der Heijden has emerged as one of the leading cellists of her generation having won the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2012. Her first album with Chandos Records, ‘Pohádka’ was released in 2022 to critical acclaim. Laura is a graduate of St John’s College, Cambridge and currently studying for a Masters with Antje Weithaas at the Hans Eisler in Berlin. She plays a late 17th-century cello by Francesco Ruggieri of Cremona, on generous loan from a private collection.

From Anglesey, North Wales, Jâms Coleman is a pianist who enjoys performing as a soloist, chamber musician, and vocal accompanist. Jâms regularly performs at the major festivals and venues in the UK and in Europe and recent highlights include recitals at the BBC Proms, Champs Hill, Cheltenham Festival, King’s Place, Machynlleth Festival, North Norfolk Music Festival, Ortús Chamber Music Festival, Penarth Chamber Music Festival, Petworth Festival, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, and The Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam).

In 2024 Laura and Jâms released their new album ‘Path to the Moon’ on Chandos Records featuring an eclectic mix of lunar-related repertoire inspired by the 1898 expressionist drawing of the same name by American graphic artist William Thomas Horton.

To find out more about the artists see Laura van der Heijden & Jâms Coleman

Photo credit: Matthew Johnson

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