Lara played violin from a young age and was nurtured through music courses Pro Corda, the National Youth String Orchestra and the Britten Sinfonia Academy. She completed a BMus degree at the University of Manchester where she studied violin with Jonathan Martindale, going on to complete the Guildhall Artist Master’s in Composition.
Lara has taught violin privately and through the Fireworks Music School and has played in various experimental and new music ensembles, as well as pop and rock / folk bands. She has recorded much music for other artists and composers including working with Jonathan Hill, playing on his scores for The Long Song (Heyday Productions) and also The Trial of Christine Keeler (BBC).
Lara is also a composer; performers and collaborators who have played Lara’s music include Juliet Fraser, Mark Knoop, Orkest de Ereprijs, Louis D’heudieres, Lola de la Mata, members of the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Dance Company of Wales, Exaudi, Plus-Minus Ensemble, Quatuor Bozzini, National Youth String Orchestra, Vaganza, Matsena Productions, Waste Paper Opera Company, Satoko Inoue, Quatuor Danel and No Door Theatre Company, at various locations in the UK and in Europe.