Laura Callaghan  1983

Laura grew up in Thanet, Kent. She spent most of her childhood painting, drawing, playing music, and looking after animals. Twenty years on, nothing has really changed. She fiddled around with the piano from an early age, then tried the guitar via the recorder, and then settled for a good few years on the flute, which became her instrument . She also thrashes around on the drums and orchestral percussion occasionally. She flounced around pretending to be an academic for a while, studying at Art College very briefly, then studying Music and Media Studies at the University of Sussex, receiving a First Class Honours degree and the Ede and Ravenscroft Award for Outstanding Ability in Music, and then achieved a distinction for her MA in Composition for Film and Television at the University of Bristol. She also composes music. Some of her concert works include chamber and orchestral pieces, which have been performed nationwide. Performances include "Observe Him" performed in St. Georges Bristol by the Apollo Saxophone Quartet and Goldberg Strings;… a collaborative animation "The Seagull Ogles While We Pass By", premiered at the Watershed Cinema, Bristol and broadcast in December on BBC 2; "Grand Pier" to a short animation premiered at the 2008 London International Animation Festival; music for a "Stamp Out Poverty" campaign film launched at the House of Commons. For a couple of years, Laura also ran a media music composition service, Hand-made-music, which specialised in writing bespoke music for the media. She is currently working for Kent Music as Music Development Manager, where she gets to manage a whole load of really exciting creative projects across Kent and Medway. She loves it. She is also a contributor photographer for istockphoto.com. After moving from Brighton to Brixton via Bristol, Hertfordshire and Ramsgate, she is now living in Rochester where she mainly enjoys eating, musicking and generally relaxing on the river.


Pieces by this composer

Piece Title Instruments
For Sarah Flute
Loving and Liking Flute,Piano