Laura Lutzke — Violin
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, 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 also participated in the Saronic Chamber Music Festival in Poros, Greece, the Cervo Chamber Music Festival in Italy and in Lake Tahoe SummerFest in California.
She is a current member of the critically-acclaimed American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), based in New York City, performing regularly at venues such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joe’s Pub and Le Poisson Rouge. She has collaborated with Gabriel Kahane, Johann Johannsson, Stars of the Lid, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Yann Tiersen, among others. Having regularly attended the Open Chamber Music Seminar at Prussia Cove in Cornwall, UK since 2006, she was chosen to participate in their 2010 Autumn Tour, ending with a performance at the Wigmore Hall in London.
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.