The german / belgian classical guitarist Laura Lootens was born in 1999.
With just 18 years Laura is the youngest prize winner of all time at the Andres Segovia Guitar Competition in Spain, one of the the most renowned international competitions for classical guitar.
In 2019 she won the scholarship of the prestigious German Music Competition open for all instruments, where she also was awarded a special prize.
She played a concert at the Gasteig Munich in the tradional concert series "Winners and Masters" and her music brought her to important festivals and venues for classical music, including the "Beethoven Festival Bonn", the "Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker" and the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam.
Discovering her passion for the classical guitar at the age of eight Laura continued developing this enthusiasm during her time at the musical Highschool.
At the age of 15 she had her orchestral debut playing the famous „Concierto de Aranjuez“.
Due to her talent on the classical guitar she started studying the Bachelor of Music with just 16 years of age as one of the youngest students ever at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich.
Meanwhile Lootens graduated from the master degree and continues her studies in the new postgraduate programme "Excellence in Performance".
Since 2021 Laura also teaches at the University of Music and Theater in Munich.
She plays an instrument by the german luthier Matthias Dammann.