Area of Study
Chamber Music , Private Lessons
B.M., M.M. – Duni Music Conservatory
Violin and Chamber Music Diploma – Accademia di Santa Cecilia
Postgraduate Diploma in Violin Performance – Bremen University of the Arts
Artist Diploma – Queens College
Laura Giannini is an Italian violinist, recording artist, and music educator based in NYC. At age 19, she was selected by the violinist Uto Ughi to perform as a soloist and member of his Festival Omaggio a Roma Orchestra. Awarded in duo and piano trio competitions throughout Europe, Laura collaborated there with Accademia dei Cameristi, A.Gi.Mus. Roma, Musica a Piazza Navona, and Deutscher Tonkünstlerverband, among others. In 2006 she contributed in the Ensemble Méditerranée to the first world recording of chamber works by Raffaele Gervasio in a CD entitled “Rapsodia su Canti di Puglia,” produced by DAD Records. Her playing was also featured in 2012 on Deutschland Radio Kultur during the Kammerensemble Nordwind live broadcast of Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and last year on the WVOX radio in an hour-long musical interview about South-Italian composers.
Ms. Giannini has played with Semplice Players – Mark Peskanov’s chamber group at Bargemusic, Kollective366, The Symphony Orchestra of the Americas, Broadway Sings, The Queens Consort, and Ensemble Leonarda. Three years ago, she joined the Connecticut-based New Britain Symphony, whose Music Director is the conductor Toshiyuki Shimada. The same orchestra recently featured her playing for its virtual Music Monday series. In duo and ensembles, she has performed at renowned venues across Europe, Asia, and the U.S., including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, The National Opera Center, Shinmin Art Center, Yuanlin Performance Hall, Die Glocke, Temple du Foyer de l’Âme, and Auditorium Parco della Musica. As a chamber music enthusiast, Laura is a founding member of the OLLA Rhapsody, violin duo, and the QueensSound Ensemble, which performs vocal and instrumental music.
Ms. Giannini has taught in Italy, Germany, and New York for the past twenty years. Her most recent teaching engagements include work at the Virtuoso Suzuki Academy and serving as a teaching artist for YOSL – Orchestra of St. Luke’s educational program.