Violinist Laura Lutzke enjoys a musically versatile career, with a passion for solo playing and chamber music. Born in 1987 and raised in New York, her playing has been described as “liquid, radiant and shimmering, with beautifully played solo lines” by The New York Times.
As an avid chamber musician, Laura was one of the “Rising Stars” at the Caramoor International Music Festival, collaborating with artists such as Atar Arad, Pamela Frank and Arnold Steinhardt. In the summer of 2012, she was chosen to be a “Bowdoin Virtuoso” at the Bowdoin International Music festival, performing and teaching alongside musicians such as Frank Huang, Lewis Kaplan, Mikhail Kopelman, Kurt Muroki and Paul Neubauer. She has participated in festivals throughout the U.S., Europe, the U.K. and Asia since 2006, including Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove in Cornwall.
Laura is currently based in New York City and is a member of the critically- acclaimed American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME). She has collaborated with a wide variety of artists and ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound, Björk, Ensemble LPR, Gabriel Kahane, Johann Johannsson, The Knights, Max Richter, Paul McCartney, The National, Stars of the Lid, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Roomful of Teeth, Wordless Music Orchestra, Yann Tiersen, among others. She performs regularly at venues such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joe’s Pub and Le Poisson Rouge.
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 with Distinction in Violin Performance with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.