With over a million album sales under her belt Laura Wright has been one of the biggest selling classical artists this decade - not to mention the first female singer since Katherine Jenkins to reach Number One in the Classical Chart with her album 'The Last Rose'. Indeed the 22-year-old Royal College of Music opera student is undoubtedly Britain's most exciting new soprano.
Last year Laura completed a UK tour with tenor Alfie Boe and the Queen's Jubilee tour with Russell Watson. She became the first soprano to perform at the Olympic Stadium and who can forget 'that performance' of Ravel's 'Bolero' with Noah Stewart on the ITV Dancing On Ice final. Laura opened the iTunes Festival for Andrea Bocelli in the Autumn and was proud to perform Faure's Requiem at the Royal Opera House for the Royal Ballet.
Laura recorded the new Diamond Jubilee song, 'Stronger As One', which HM The Queen cited in her Commonwealth Day Message at Westminster Abbey where the song was premiered. Laura performed more times for HM The Queen in 2012 than any other artist.
Laura's album Glorious will leave even the most faint hearted Brit brimming with patriotic pride, not least Laura who not so long ago used to have to wait tables to support her studies.
Laura is also an extremely accomplished sports person, having trained to county level in hockey, tennis and javelin. Now concentrating on her music career, Laura continues to feed her love of sports with boxing, crossfit, playing rugby for Rossyln Park and by raising money for charity in running and cycling events - she cycled from London to Paris for the Royal British Legion and has completed the London and Venice marathons.
Laura is a regular sporting mascot having already performed at many high-profile events over the years including; QBE International rugby matches and 6 Nations at Twickenham, Rugby League, The Carnegie Challenge Cup Final, WSB Boxing, polo and football including the Carling Cup Final, The Champions League and the FA Cup Final all at Wembley.
In November 2012 the RFU announced Laura as their first official anthem singer, supporting the England Rugby team at their international and 6 Nations rugby matches.
Laura's album was nominated for a Classical Brit Award in 2012 and was honoured to receive the PPL Classical Award at the Nordoff Robbins 02 Silver Clef Awards. Following her work with Norfoff Robbins, Laura was asked to be an Ambassador. Laura is also proud to be an Ambassador of Arthritis Research UK, having battled her own debilitating condition at a very young age.
With such a sensational singing ability and more than a handful of once-in-a-lifetime endorsements, Laura has her eyes set on making it two years in a row for the record books; tell her that is too ambitious at your own risk of being proven very wrong...