Shur, Laura


Laura Shur was born in Glasgow and studied at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music, graduating after three years with a Diploma in Musical Education. She then completed further study at Jordanhill Teacher Training College and in the same years gained the A.R.C.M. in piano performing and the L.R.A.M. in piano teaching.

Her debut as a pianist was at The Royal Festival Hall, London, and her performances include solo recitals for the BBC and numerous duet recitals.

She has taught class singing and music up to ‘A’ level standard in schools and piano at the R.S.A.M. She began composing in 1975 and has written four books in the successful “Tunes for Three” series for six hands at one keyboard, published by Novello. Other compositions include piano duets, suites for string orchestra and wind ensembles as well as songs and choral music.

Laura Shur now lives and works in London dividing her time between private piano instruction and composing.