Laura Rose Gee is a grade 8 harpist at the age of 16 and is currently working towards her performance diploma. She started playing the harp at seven years old, after being transfixed when observing the Welsh performing at the International Eisteddfod.
Laura soon became an award winning harpist performing herself at the Eisteddfod. At 9 years old she won 2nd place against the finalists of each of the 17 Welsh counties, when she performed her solo live for BBC Wales on the Cardiff Millennium Centre Stage. Following this performance she was invited to play live for BBC Television Children in Need at the Leicester Space Centre and subsequently invited to take part in BBC “Kids with Talent” hosted by Geeta Pendse.
For her achievements in music, Laura was awarded the Derbyshire Young Achievers Award from Derbyshire City Council in 2009 at the age of 10. Three years later, Laura was presented with an Inspiration Award in London by Jonathan Antoine & Charlotte Jaconelli for peforming by the bedside of a coma patient over an 18 month period, supporting his recovery. More recently in 2016 Laura was awarded the Derbyshire’s Inspirational Woman’s Award for the under 25 category, for performing to hospital patients, isolated pensioners and others who may benefit from her music.
Laura’s harp playing has taken her up and down the country with several trips to Ireland with the Derbyshire Harp ensemble. Laura has also enjoyed performing overseas as a soloist in Spain, and Lyon, France. In 2015 Laura visited Ethiopia with her harp with the hope of inspiring under privileged children.
Laura performs at corporate events, weddings, christenings, funerals, vintage tea parties and other events in return for an agreed donation towards her music fund and supports the voluntary work she does. Laura also performs to raise money for charity functions. In the past she has supported many local churches, the Lewis Mighty Fund, Littleover Kings Kids, Women’s Work and Children First to name but a few.
Whilst Laura supported Derby coma victim Mathew Taylor by visiting him long term in hospital, she has been inspired by Mathew’s recovery and his confirmation that he remembers her initial visits whilst still in a coma. This has led to further support of coma victims and Laura looks forward to using her music as therapy for those who may benefit.
Laura although has a very busy schedule tries to visit a different housebound pensioner each month voluntarily and performs to them in their own home.
To contact Laura-Rose to perform at your function, please fill out the contact form.