Laura Weiner, horn
Laura Weiner is a passionate horn player and advocate for classical music based in New York City. An experienced chamber musician, orchestral performer, soloist, and teaching artist, she is an alumnus of Ensemble Connect, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute. A high-altitude native of Colorado, she received her Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude from Northwestern University, and her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a University Fellowship.
Laura has performed with diverse musical groups from symphony orchestras to new music ensembles to Broadway pits, and plays regularly with chamber ensembles Decoda and Genghis Barbie. As part of Ensemble Connect, she performed a wide variety of concerts all across New York in Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and neighborhood locales from clubs to correctional facilities. She was a featured soloist at Zankel Hall under the baton of Robert Spano in March 2013.
In addition to performing, Laura is enthusiastically devoted to education and community work. She is a teaching artist for the New York Philharmonic in two public schools and the piano teacher for Musicambia at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. Laura has led a variety of songwriting workshops all over the country, and loves to inspire first-time songwriters of all ages. When she isn’t performing or teaching, Laura enjoys tae kwon do, rock climbing, and the Denver Broncos.