Curriculum Vitae

Laura Schlappa, born in 2000 in Cuxhaven (Germany), is an aspiring young organist. She won several awards in various national and international organ competitions. In 2018, she received the first prize at the “Jugend musiziert” competition in Germany and at the “Northern Ireland International Organ Competition” in the Intermediate Category. This was followed by first prizes at the “London Organ Competition” in 2019 and the “Northern Ireland International Organ Competition” in the Senior Category in 2020. In 2021, she won the first prize and the public prize at the “8. Concours International d’Orgue Dudelange” in Luxembourg. In 2022, she was awarded the third prize at the International Organ Competition Korschenbroich in Germany.


Across Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Luxembourg, she has given concerts on many organs in various venues such as Westminster Abbey, Southwark Cathedral London, St. Anne’s Cathedral Belfast, St. Martin’s Church Dudelange, Paderborn Cathedral, St. Michael Munich, Stiftskirche Stuttgart, St. Marien Lübeck and the Cathedral St. Nikolaus in Stendal. She played at the “Weserfestspiele” and took part in a live audio sample from “Deutschlandradio Kultur”. During that broadcast, she played a piece and was asked for an interview at the end of the live event. 


Laura Schlappa is currently studying in the class of Prof. Dr. Martin Sander at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. 


The young musician’s education was complemented by taking part in various master classes and academies. She received musical impulses through Christophe Mantoux, Olivier Latry, Thierry Escaich, Ben van Oosten, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Bine Bryndorf, Martin Schmeding, Wolfgang Zerer, Lorenzo Ghielmi as well as Kay Johannsen.


Due to her performance, she was awarded with the “Förderpreis” of the “Hans und Eugenia Jütting-Stiftung” and is a scholarship holder of the “Cusanuswerk“. 


Laura Schlappa started her musical education at the age of four on the piano. From 2008, she got piano lessons taught by Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover. In 2010, she was accepted as a pre-student at the “Institut zur Früh- Förderung musikalisch Hochbegabter” of the University. She completed her studies under the guidance of the pianist Vassilia Efstathiadou in 2018. In addition, she attended masterclasses for piano and won several prizes at piano competitions. Since 2018 she got taught by Prof. Jacob Leuschner and is currently studying in the class of Prof. Olaf Dreßler. 

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