Llewellyn comes from Pembrokeshire, and began learning
the French Horn whilst in Junior School, receiving lessons
provided by her County Music Service. She represented
her school, county and country in various orchestras
and ensembles throughout her school years, continuing
her lessons with the Music Service until she entered
the Royal Northern College of Music in 1998.
graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in
2003, where she gained a Distinction in her Masters
of Music in Performance and a PPRNCM Performance Diploma.
During her time as a student she won several bursaries
to further her studies and fund an instrument purchase,
toured and recorded with the college ensembles, competed
in the college Concerto Finals,won a place on the Jerwood
scheme with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,
and was a soloist with the RNCM Chamber Orchestra in
is now based in Manchester, as a freelance Horn player.
She regularly works with many of the countries top professional
orchestras, deputises on the touring West End Shows,
and plays with several different smaller ensembles.
She has trialled for permanent positions with the Halle
twice, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra twice, RTE Concert
Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, English
National Ballet and is currently on trial for the position
of Principal Horn with Scottish Ballet.
currently teaches French Horn at Stockport Grammar School,
where she also coaches the school Horn Ensemble, has
a number of private students and has coached the Horn
section of the Halle Youth Orchestra on a number of
she is not driving round the country to perform or teach,
Laura enjoys pub quizzes and spending time with her
Samoyed X Retriever, Charlie Dog.