Lara De Wit is an Australian pianist, violinist, arranger, composer teacher and a former AMEB examiner. She is also very well-accomplished in her studies having studied at the University of New South Wales and graduated with a Bachelor of Music, (first class honours) and has worked with Opera Australia as a pianist/repetiteur from 2007 to 2014. She also held the position of school accompanist for St Andrew’s Cathedral School from 2015-2017.
Lara has a broad range of performance experience in different musical styles. She was the pianist/repetiteur for Opera Australia’s touring company, ‘Oz Opera’ for four years. In 2012, Lara performed on stage at the Electronics Expo in Los Angeles, the largest annual gaming and technology convention in the world. She performed with the Australia Ensemble on several occasions and toured nationally with prominent ‘popular’ and ‘crossover’ artists. Lara is also a very experienced accompanist, frequently performing for student recitals, performances and exams, as well as accompanying a variety of musical groups, including the Collegium Musicum Choir at UNSW.
Lara has over ten years experience teaching piano and musicianship, both privately and in the classroom. She has been Musical Director in numerous musical theatre productions and a keyboardist in several professional productions, including a tour to China and Japan in 2011. She has been commissioned to compose original musicals for youth musical theatre organisations as well as directing and performing the music for these productions. Lara is passionate about music for video games (a genre that is growing rapidly in terms of both innovation and popularity) and, in 2012, she recorded her debut CD containing musical compositions for anime and video games.
Lara De Wit is passionate about music for videogames (she received her first Nintendo console during her childhood), and decided to use YouTube as a “showcase” for sharing her appreciation about this genre. She started her channel on 18 February 2009, and as of November 2015, its stats are: 198 videos published, over 150.000 subscribers and over 25.000.000 video views. Recognition that comes with YouTube popularity provides Lara opportunities to showcase her talent:
WITH VIOLINIST TAYLOR DAVIS
WITH PIANIST KYLE LANDRY
WITH VIOLINIST STRING PLAYER GAMER