Violinist Laura Lutzke enjoys a musically versatile career, with a passion for solo playing, chamber music and new ways of making music. Born in 1987 and raised in New York, she served as Concertmaster of the New York Youth Symphony from 2004 to 2007. Her playing has been described as “liquid, radiant and shimmering, with beautifully played solo lines” by The New York Times.
As a soloist, Laura’s most recent performances have been with the Santa Fe Pro Musica chamber orchestra and the Parahyangan Classical Music Festival Orchestra in Indonesia. She has given recitals at numerous venues and festivals worldwide including the Bowdoin, Caramoor, Great Mountains, and Holland Music Sessions international music festivals, the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove in the UK, Klavierhaus in New York City, and the Lausanne Academy in Switzerland.
Laura earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School as a student of Lewis Kaplan, and she has most recently completed a second postgraduate course in Violin Performance with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She performs on an 1822 violin made by Pierre Pacherele, on a generous loan from The Christophe Landon Rare Violins Collection.