British pianist Lauretta Bloomer studied piano with Yonty Solomon at the Royal College of Music in London. Her love of chamber music led her to specialise in this field at the University of Vienna where she studied with Georg Ebert and Heinz Medjimorec. Lauretta was pianist in residence at the University of Fine Arts in Banff, Canada.
Lauretta has lived for many years on the continent. During this time she has formed long lasting musical partnerships with top artists with whom she still performs regularly, such as Michael Gieler, Ying Lai Green and Mick Stirling. Lauretta has made recordings for radio and CD, recently for Naxos together with Kristina Mascher and Kerry Turner, The Virtuoso Horn Duo. She is a member of the Delft Horn Trio together with Quirine Scheffers and David Fernandez Alonso. As a soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist Lauretta has performed in South East Asia, China, the USA, Australia and throughout Europe.
During her years in the Netherlands, Lauretta worked with all the major orchestras and was repetiteur for the International Opera Studio for twelve years. She has performed at many international music festivals including the Ljetni Festival in Rovinj, Croatia, the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria and the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Lauretta is equally at home playing on period instruments as performing contemporary music. Her concerts and recordings include the complete songs of Clara Schumann, Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, Vaughan WIlliams' Piano Quintet, Mendelssohn's Piano Sextet and Piano Quartets as well as works by Brett Dean, Kerry Turner, Luciano Berio and George Benjamin.
Lauretta currently resides in The Netherlands.
Art is a beautiful gift. What is more beautiful, than to clothe one’s feelings in sounds, what a comfort in sad hours, what a pleasure, to provide an hour of happiness to others. And what a sublime feeling to pursue art, so that one gives one’s life for it.
- Clara Schumann