Laura Gardiner

Foundation Director
The Benedetti Foundation

Music has been a part of Laura’s life since she first picked up a violin aged 3. Inspired by the commitment and passion of both her and Nicola Benedetti’s first teacher, Brenda Smith, she has dedicated her career to the education of the next generation of musicians and is delighted to be a part of founding the Benedetti Foundation. Initially working as Education Director of the Foundation, Laura ran the very first Benedetti Sessions while also establishing new educational partnerships across the country and initiating cross-sector advocacy meetings. Laura became Foundation Director in April 2020 and is now responsible for the management and day-to-day running of the Foundation, overseeing and developing its annual programme of activities, fundraising, and finance. She also leads on educational partnerships and the development of the long-term vision and strategy of the Foundation