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 op. 8; Mozart's piano sonatas. And Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.


Originally from Melbourne, Laura moved to London in 2011 where she worked with Anthony d’Offay 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. 

For the past four years Laura has been based in Berlin where she directed a private gallery and managed projects in London, Cologne, and Paris. A former cellist and trombonist Laura joined the MCO team in 2021.