Horn and Piano
Laura Weiner is a passionate musician and advocate for arts education based in New York City. An experienced chamber musician, orchestral performer, soloist, and teaching artist, she is an alumnus of Ensemble ACJW, 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 degreesumma cum laude from Northwestern University, and her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a University Fellowship.
As a horn player, Laura has performed with diverse musical groups from symphony orchestra to Broadway pits, and plays regularly with chamber ensembles Decoda and Genghis Barbie. As part of Ensemble ACJW, she performed a wide variety of concerts all across New York City 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.
In addition to performing, Laura is enthusiastically devoted to education and community work. She is a teaching artist for the New York Philharmonic in three elementary schools and has led songwriting residencies all across the United States. When she isn’t practicing, performing, or listening to music, Laura enjoys voracious reading, Tae Kwon Do, and semi-risky outdoor activities.