biography

Laia Montserrat was born in Barcelona in May 1996. When she was 14 years old made her debut in Carnegie Hall (New York). 

Described by the German critic Mrs. Oschmann as ‘passionate and intense’ in Bonn General-Anzeiger Newspaper.

In January 2017 was selected by “This is London Magazine” for its January cover.

At the age of 11, playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Laia became 1st prize winner in the Jeunesses Musicals of Soller, and the jury members were so impressed after her performance that decided to increase the prize.

Laia has won first place in national and international competitions in Italy, Spain, New York, and at the European Competition – Special Award in Luxemburg. Performing Sibelius Violin Concerto among other works, at the age of 14, Laia has won first prizes in places including Paris, Special Prix ‘Pro – Memoria Enescu’ at Remember Enescu Competition (Romania). And International World Competition, Laia gained the prize ‘Most distinguished violinist’ and ‘Special Mention Sibelius’. Maestro Marcello Abbado wanted to reward her with a master class. The attached jury comments were:

“This was one of the very few performances that was enjoyable in a way that I was not listening to a jury performance but to a real performance, great girl!, great performer, lots of potential … Brava altogether very passional and with temperament … Lot’s of fantasy in her performance and very mature for such a young age. We hope to hear again soon in the near future … Nice sound, very musical from the beginning … She is a musical person wich is very important …”

Between February and June 2013 Laia won 12 first prizes in England.

Laia has recorded several pieces with the pianist Mikhail Studyonov for Spanish TV (TV1 and TV2).

Laia has also recorded a documentary for the Catalonia TV (channel 33 from TV3) and has performed live for the BBC Radio in 2013.

During April and May, 2012, Laia performed a tour as a soloist in the USA in avenues like Virginia University, New York University and in May 2012 again in the Carnegie Hall (New York).

Laia has performed numerous concerts in England, the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Montenegro, Austria, Croatia, Luxembourg etc.

She made master classes with Prof. Boris Kushinir, and attended to Mozarteum Summer Course in Salzburg with Prof. Frishenschlager, who invited her to play in the closing concert of the course and also with the piano concertist Prof. Mikhail Studyonov. During the summer 2013 had master classes with Prof. V. Vorona and Prof. M. Bereznitsky in Montenegro.

Laia began to play violin when she was six years old with Prof. Alexander Polonski. In 2006 Laia moved to Germany after being accepted at the ‘High Performance Bonn Prodigious Children School’ to study with Zakhar Bron’s ex-assistand Sergey Fatkulin. She continued her studies with Prof. Sergey Teslya.

From 2011 until June 2013 with Prof. I. Petrushevski in London.

Currently is studying with the legendary violinist Prof. Viktor Tretyakov and Prof. Natalia Likhopoi.

Maestro Marcello Abbado has written, ‘Laia is a very great talent … With Laia the violin speaks … I think is not possible not remember the Sibelius Violin Concerto after the exhibition of Laia, of course!’

Laia Montserrat was born in Barcelona in May 1996. When she was 14 years old made her debut in Carnegie Hall (New York). 

Described by the German critic Mrs. Oschmann as ‘passionate and intense’ in Bonn General-Anzeiger Newspaper.

In January 2017 was selected by “This is London Magazine” for its January cover.

At the age of 11, playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Laia became 1st prize winner in the Jeunesses Musicals of Soller, and the jury members were so impressed after her performance that decided to increase the prize.

Laia has won first place in national and international competitions in Italy, Spain, New York, and at the European Competition – Special Award in Luxemburg. Performing Sibelius Violin Concerto among other works, at the age of 14, Laia has won first prizes in places including Paris, Special Prix ‘Pro – Memoria Enescu’ at Remember Enescu Competition (Romania). And International World Competition, Laia gained the prize ‘Most distinguished violinist’ and ‘Special Mention Sibelius’. Maestro Marcello Abbado wanted to reward her with a master class. The attached jury comments were:

“This was one of the very few performances that was enjoyable in a way that I was not listening to a jury performance but to a real performance, great girl!, great performer, lots of potential … Brava altogether very passional and with temperament … Lot’s of fantasy in her performance and very mature for such a young age. We hope to hear again soon in the near future … Nice sound, very musical from the beginning … She is a musical person wich is very important …”

Between February and June 2013 Laia won 12 first prizes in England.

Laia has recorded several pieces with the pianist Mikhail Studyonov for Spanish TV (TV1 and TV2).

Laia has also recorded a documentary for the Catalonia TV (channel 33 from TV3) and has performed live for the BBC Radio in 2013.

During April and May, 2012, Laia performed a tour as a soloist in the USA in avenues like Virginia University, New York University and in May 2012 again in the Carnegie Hall (New York).

Laia has performed numerous concerts in England, the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Montenegro, Austria, Croatia, Luxembourg etc.

She made master classes with Prof. Boris Kushinir, and attended to Mozarteum Summer Course in Salzburg with Prof. Frishenschlager, who invited her to play in the closing concert of the course and also with the piano concertist Prof. Mikhail Studyonov. During the summer 2013 had master classes with Prof. V. Vorona and Prof. M. Bereznitsky in Montenegro.

Laia began to play violin when she was six years old with Prof. Alexander Polonski. In 2006 Laia moved to Germany after being accepted at the ‘High Performance Bonn Prodigious Children School’ to study with Zakhar Bron’s ex-assistand Sergey Fatkulin. She continued her studies with Prof. Sergey Teslya.

From 2011 until June 2013 with Prof. I. Petrushevski in London.

Currently is studying with the legendary violinist Prof. Viktor Tretyakov and Prof. Natalia Likhopoi.

Maestro Marcello Abbado has written, ‘Laia is a very great talent … With Laia the violin speaks … I think is not possible not remember the Sibelius Violin Concerto after the exhibition of Laia, of course!’

biography

Laia Montserrat was born in Barcelona in May 1996. When she was 14 years old made her debut in Carnegie Hall (New York).
Described by the German critic Mrs. Oschmann as ‘passionate and intense’ in Bonn General-Anzeiger Newspaper.
In January 2017 was selected by “This is London Magazine” for its January cover.
At the age of 11, playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Laia became 1st prize winner in the Jeunesses Musicals of Soller, and the jury members were so impressed after her performance that decided to increase the prize.
Laia has won first place in national and international competitions in Italy, Spain, New York, and at the European Competition – Special Award in Luxemburg. Performing Sibelius Violin Concerto among other works, at the age of 14, Laia has won first prizes in places including Paris, Special Prix ‘Pro – Memoria Enescu’ at Remember Enescu Competition (Romania). And International World Competition, Laia gained the prize ‘Most distinguished violinist’ and ‘Special Mention Sibelius’. Maestro Marcello Abbado wanted to reward her with a master class. The attached jury comments were:
“This was one of the very few performances that was enjoyable in a way that I was not listening to a jury performance but to a real performance, great girl!, great performer, lots of potential … Brava altogether very passional and with temperament … Lot’s of fantasy in her performance and very mature for such a young age. We hope to hear again soon in the near future … Nice sound, very musical from the beginning … She is a musical person wich is very important …”
Between February and June 2013 Laia won 12 first prizes in England.
Laia has recorded several pieces with the pianist Mikhail Studyonov for Spanish TV (TV1 and TV2).
Laia has also recorded a documentary for the Catalonia TV (channel 33 from TV3) and has performed live for the BBC Radio in 2013.
During April and May, 2012, Laia performed a tour as a soloist in the USA in avenues like Virginia University, New York University and in May 2012 again in the Carnegie Hall (New York).
Laia has performed numerous concerts in England, the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Montenegro, Austria, Croatia, Switzerland, Luxembourg etc.
She made master classes with Prof. Boris Kushinir, and attended to Mozarteum Summer Course in Salzburg with Prof. Frishenschlager, who invited her to play in the closing concert of the course and also with the piano concertist Prof. Mikhail Studyonov. During the summer 2013 had master classes with Prof. V. Vorona and Prof. M. Bereznitsky.
Laia began to play violin when she was six years old with Prof. Alexander Polonski. In 2006 Laia moved to Germany after being accepted at the ‘High Performance Bonn Prodigious Children School’. She continued her studies with Prof. Sergey Teslya.
From 2010 until June 2012 with Prof. I. Petrushevski in London, and continued her studies with the legendary violinist Prof. Viktor Tretyakov.  She received masterclases by Prof. Zakhar Bron.
Maestro Marcello Abbado has written, ‘Laia is a very great talent … With Laia the violin speaks … I think is not possible not remember the Sibelius Violin Concerto after the exhibition of Laia, of course!’