Laura Weiner

Performer and teaching artist based in New York City

Upcoming performancES

April 1-6- “Music for Transformation”- Decoda songwriting project

Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina

April 4, 7:30 pm- Decoda and Attacca Quartet at Kershaw County Fine Arts Center, Camden, SC

Mozart Quintet for Horn and Strings

April 7, 3:00 pm- Decoda and Attacca Quartet at Sumter County Museum, SC

Mozart Quintet for Horn and Strings


April 22, 7:30 pm- Music of Georgia Shreve at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall

April 25, 8:00 pm- TILT Brass at University Settlement

Works by Grisey and Torstensson


April 27-28- Harrisburg Symphony: From Swing to Rock

May 3, 8:00 pm- Cecilia Chorus at Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall

World premiere by Brad and Doug Balliett

May 4, 8:00 pm- TILT Brass at DiMenna Center

World premieres by Columbia composers

May 8-10- NY Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts

Music by Huang Ruo, Bartok, and Kareem Roustom

May 13, 7:00 pm- The Knights

Works by Mendelssohn and Ligeti

May 16, 7:30 pm- Musicambia Gala, The Cutting Room

May 21-23- Link Up Concerts, Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall

Summer Festivals

June 14-19- Divergent Studio, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA

July 1-7- Genghis Barbie at International Horn Symposium, Ghent, Belgium

July 13-26- Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute, Saratoga Springs, NY

August 4-11- Composer’s Conference, Brandeis, MA

August 12-18- Bay Chamber Concerts, Rockport, ME


News and Press

Ellen Reid’s opera p r i s m on which Laura performed recently won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music!

Keep an ear out for Genghis Barbie’s upcoming album, 2 Legit to Quit!

Laura was recently appointed Artist Teacher of Horn at the Longy School of Music at Bard College.


The creative songwriting project that Laura conceived and led between NYPD officers and teens received national news attention.


Genghis Barbie was featured in the 12/11/17 issue of the New Yorker.


“Laura Weiner deftly explored the varied textures and sonic effects of the challenging French horn solo.”    

        -New York Times, March 20, 2013

“It was clear that every member of the orchestra...was committed to the performance. Laura Weiner not only played her French horn exquisitely, she did so without a score in front of her.”   

                -Seen and Heard International, March 23, 2013

“Laura Weiner’s horn cadenza was astounding by itself. The “Interstellar Call” movement was a thesaurus of horn sounds.”

            -ConcertoNet, March 19, 2013

“There was no messing with the magic, just a reduction in forces.  Horn player Laura Weiner showed particular skill, but each player played a part in the delightful storytelling.”

        -Albany Times Union, February 15, 2014