Laura Winter began her musical journey by starting piano lessons at age seven; she started studying harp under Julie Raines at age 10 and instantly fell in love! She began working as an orchestral harpist at 15 and in only a few years has been privileged to play for conductors such as Benjamin Northey, Nigel Westlake, Natalia Raspopova, Roy Theaker and Christopher Kopke. She is currently the Principal Harpist of both the Monash Academy Orchestra and the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra; along with this she regularly performs with many community and semi-professional orchestras around Melbourne.
A passionate believer in quality music education, she also loves working with young people to share the joy of music through teaching. Laura has been teaching since 2014 and her students have performed at community concerts as well as successfully completed exams. She can prepare students to take both AMEB or Trinity exams, but also loves to simply share the joy of music with students who just want to learn for fun!
Laura passed both her AMusA and ATCL exams in 2018 and is currently studying her Bachelor of Music at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music (Monash University), specialising in classical performance. For more information, visit https://www.wintermusic.com.au