Laura Weiner, horn

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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 the New York Philharmonic to Broadway pits, and is a member of chamber ensembles Decoda and Genghis Barbie. As part of these groups, she has performed a wide variety of concerts all across New York in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and community locales from clubs to correctional facilities. She was a featured soloist at Zankel Hall under the baton of Robert Spano, and has performed at the Bravo! Vail Festival, Bay Chamber Concerts, Marlboro Music Festival, and Norfolk Chamber Festival.

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 has led songwriting workshops all across the United States. Her recent Decoda project pairing New York teenagers with police officers to create songs received national news attention. She also teaches piano at Sing Sing Correctional Facility through Musicambia. When she isn’t rehearsing or performing, Laura heads for the mountains to rock climb, hike, and snowboard.