B i o g r a p h y
After a Bachelor and a Master's degrees in the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne under Hiroko Kawamichi's teaching, Laura Andres studied in the Swiss Opera Studio in Biel with Hans Peter Blochwitz until 2016.
Born in Geneva, she displayed early on many dramatic and vocal qualities and made her debut at the Grand Théâtre de Genève in 2004 in the children’s opera production of Les Enfants du Levant, conducted by Philippe Béran. In 2008 she performed in Dido and Aeneas (Second Woman and First Witch), as well as in a production of Douce et Barbe-Bleue (Anne) by Aboulker in Geneva. In 2015 she was Madame Balandard in Monsieur Choufleuri by Offenbach in the Opéra de Chambre de Genève. Later that year she interpreted Mrs Julian in Owen Wingrave by Britten, at the Théâtre Orchestre Bienne Soleure. In 2016 she was Belinda in Dido and Aeneas at the Festival du Toûno (Switzerland).
During her studies Laura Andres performed in many concerts in Switzerland as a soloist. In 2011 she sung in Rutter’s Magnificat with the Ensemble Vocal de Terre Sainte, and in Charpentier’s Messe des Morts with the Vandoeuvres’ Choir. In 2012 she was selected to record extracts of Egmont by Beethoven as a part of her studies in Lausanne. In 2013 she performed in Calmel’s Requiem with the Schola de Sion. In 2015 the soprano sung Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, as well as Orff’s Carmina Burana in Geneva. The following year she interpreted again Brahms’ Requiem with the vocal ensemble Résonances. She regularly takes part in the Festival du Toûno in Switzerland, where she sung in particular Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater (2014), Brahms’ Liebesliederwalzer and Neue Liebesliederwalzer (2016). In 2017 she will perform Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor with the Choeur de l’Université de Lausanne and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. She will also sing La Princesse in Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortilèges at the Festival du Toûno.
Besides winning two prizes at the Concours Suisse de Musique pour la Jeunesse, Laura Andres obtained the “Bourse d’études de la Fondation Colette Mosetti” in 2012. Moreover, she was rewarded with the Council of State of Geneva's prize for her performance during her Voice Certificate’s final recital.