North Westmorland Arts 
Concerts in Appleby-in-Westmorland                           

Laura van der Heijden - Programme

Laura van der Heijden made a stunning entrance onto the national stage after winning the 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year final at the Sage Gateshead at the tender age of 15.  Her final performance of the Walton Cello Concerto made compelling viewing with an astonishingly mature interpretation and the most gorgeous tonal colour range.  The lucky audience in The Sage Gateshead's Hall One that night will have known at that moment that a new star had appeared in the sky.


Laura van der Heijden


Accompanist - Mana Oguchi

Mana Oguchi was born in Sapporo, Japan in 1984 and has been studying the piano since the age of 3.  In 2007, she graduated top of her year from the State academy of Fine Arts and Music Tokyo.  She went on to study piano at The Conservatory of Music, Drama and Media at Hanover and studied for her Masters Degree, including Chamber Music, with Professor Marcus Backer.  Mana is highly valued as both a soloist and chamber musician and has performed in Japan and throughout Europe.

Mana Oguchi



BEETHOVEN: 12 Variations on “See the conqu’ring hero comes”

BRITTEN: Sonata for cello and piano in C, Op. 65


SCHNITTKE: Suite im alten Stil

BRAHMS: Cello Sonata in D major, Op. 78 (arr. from Violin Sonata)