Laura - profile

Laura Thompson

Communications Manager

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

Translating a medium that is experienced and ephemeral into words and visuals.

The first piece of music you fell in love with:

Bach’s cello suites.

What makes a “perfect” concert?

It wouldn’t be a concert without an engaged audience. The perfect mix is when both audience and musicians are caught in the moment.

Which are your Desert Island Discs?

Zoltán Kodály's sonata in B minor for solo cello, and Mozart's piano sonatas. 


Originally from Melbourne, Laura moved to London in 2011 where she worked on exhibitions for Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland. Returning home a few years later she managed a number of projects at museums, galleries and arts venues for leading Australian artists, before curating a series of independent cross-disciplinary projects. 

Most recently Laura has been based in Berlin where she directed a private gallery and managed projects in London, Cologne, Paris, Venice, as well as in Australia. A former cellist and trombonist Laura joined the MCO in 2021.