Praised for her colorful voice and dynamic stage presence, the Swiss-Canadian soprano Laure Barras appears regularly with leading orchestras and conductors, such as Marc Minkowski, Arie van Beek, Riccardo Minasi, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Stefano Ranzani, Kazushi Ono, Roland Böer, Alondra de la Parra, Jérôme Pillement, Gaël Darchen, Paul Weigold, and Martin Brauss. Recent engagements include a debut in Montreal, performances with the Cameristi della Scala, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Les Musiciens du Louvre, and appearances at Lincoln Center, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Palau della Musica in Barcelona and the Lucerne String Festival. Laure completed her musical studies in Lausanne, Switzerland, and in Hanover, Germany, after earning an acting diploma and a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. In 2017 she founded the non-profit organization Les Concerts du Coeur, which produces concerts in hospitals, retirement houses, and prisons in Switzerland. In 2018 she has been elected one of the 100 most dynamic personalities of Switzerland.