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 plays regularly with chamber groups Decoda and Genghis Barbie. As part of these ensembles, she has 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.
Laura has spent her summers performing at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Austria, Bravo! Vail Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Marlboro Music Festival, Bay Chamber Concerts, the Texas Music Festival, and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. Laura’s principal teachers include Gail Williams, William Barnewitz, and Douglas Hill.
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 in residencies all across the United States. She also teaches piano at Sing Sing Correctional Facility through Musicambia. When she isn’t rehearsing or performing, Laura lives her best alpine life rock climbing, hiking, and snowboarding.