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Laura Sergeant and Kristina Yorgova

Laura Sergeant and  Kristina Yorgova

Unstinting praise, first, to composer and performers. Paterson’s world-premiere score is for two singers, and two musicians playing multiple instruments, based around cello (Laura Sergeant) and percussion (Stuart Semple).

Duo - Instrumental


  • Laura Sergeant - Cello
  • Kristina Yorgova - Piano


Bach Gamba sonatas

Beethoven Sonata no.3 and no.4

Boulanger Trois Pièces

Brahms Sonata in E minor and F major

Debussy Sonata

Leighton Elegy Opus 5

Lutoslawski Grave

Janáček Pohádka

MacMillan Cello Sonata no.2

Moeran Prelude

Prokoviev Sonata Opus 119

Schubert Arpeggione Sonata

Shostakovich Sonata Opus 40

Strauss Sonata Opus 6

Webern Three Little Pieces Opus 11

Weir Three Chorales


Laura and Kristina met in 2014 and have since become good friends and now perform together as a duo together throughout Scotland with concerts this year in Dunoon, Larbert and Oban. While they mostly play the core cello and piano sonata repertoire, they also have a keen interest in contemporary works and are happy to discuss concert programmes and tailor them to suit audiences and societies.

Originally from Larbert, Laura studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She regularly freelances with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Scottish Opera where she was the cellist in Lliam Paterson's new chamber opera, BambinO, which toured to the New York Metropolitan Opera and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Laura's solo appearances have included performances of concertos by Haydn, Schumann and Dvorák. In addition to her orchestral work, Laura teaches on Fettes college, examines for the ABRSM and performs throughout Scotland with guitarist Ian Watt and as part of the Sinopia String Quartet.

Bulgarian pianist Kristina Yorgova was the 2022/2023 Emerging Artist Repetiteur at Scottish Opera where she was also music director and pianist for the opera Highlights tour. Previously she was a Studio Artist répétiteur for at the Mascarade Opera Studio in Florence, Italy. She is also one of the répétiteurs in the Georg Solti accademia in 2023. Kristina graduated with a MMus from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she studied with Professors Petras Geniusas and Fali Pavri. She was a finalist at the 8th Stasys Vainiunas International Piano Competition in Lithuania. Kristina has performed as a soloist with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Symphony Orchestra and the Stara Zagora and Vidin orchestras in Bulgaria. She has played recitals in venues across Europe including Bulgaria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Norway and Russia. In 2022/2023 Kristina will work as a vocal coach at the Haute Ecole de Musique, Geneve- Neuchatel.