Laura Wright seeks out the next BRIT thing

The next BRIT thing is a venture run by the British Phonographic Industry to find the next generation of musical talent. Flying the flag for the venture is the acclaimed classical folk singer Laura Wright, and she's been speaking to Classic FM's Lucy Coward all about it.

Having been in the limelight since the age of 15, Laura certainly knows a thing or two about being an aspiring young musician. After winning the Radio 2 Chorister of the Year award Laura went on to join the female classical group All Angels before enjoying a great deal of success with her first solo album The Last Rose this year. Now at 21, Laura is studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London whilst touring her unique brand of classical folk music.

Classic FM's Lucy Coward spoke to Laura all about her involvement in the next BRIT thing, the thrill of performing and the importance of a little encouragement as a young musician.

Listen to our interview with Laura Wright below

The Next BRIT Thing competition is open to all young people aged between 11 and 19 in Great Britain and Nothern Ireland. Entrants are offered a raft of prizes and money-can’t-buy opportunities, including the chance to perform in front of thousands and get valuable advice from top musicians. To find out more head to the venture’s website or find out more at their Facebook and Twitter accounts.