Laura Giannini, Italian-born violinist, is an accomplished performer and recording artist of international profile.
She received her first musical education in Bari, her hometown in Puglia, Italy. At age nineteen Laura was selected by violinist Uto Ughi to perform as soloist and member of his Festival Omaggio a Roma Youth Orchestra.
A graduate of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Hochschule für Künste Bremen in Germany, Ms. Giannini was a student of Felix Ayo and Katrin Scholz, as well as Shmuel Ashkenasi and Daniel Phillips in USA. While living in Europe, Laura was an active chamber musician for several artistic institutions, such as Accademia dei Cameristi, A.Gi.Mus. Roma, Musica a Piazza Navona and Deutscher Tonkünstlerverband. Her performance of Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire as violinist in the Kammerensemble Nordwind was also broadcast live on Deutschland Radio Kultur. In 2006 she contributed as a member of the Ensemble Méditerranée to the recording of chamber works by Raffaele Gervasio in a CD produced by DAD Records.
Ms. Giannini, now based in New York City, is engaged in various musical projects, including those of the New York Conducting Institute, the Symphony Orchestra of the Americas, Semplice Players – chamber group performing with Mark Peskanov at Bargemusic, and The Queens Consort baroque ensemble. She is recently back from a recital tour in Taiwan, presenting both modern and baroque repertoire respectively in duo with piano and harpsichord.
Laura has performed in several chamber groups and orchestras around the world at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, The National Opera Center, Die Glocke, Yuanlin Performing Arts Hall, Piccinni Theater and Auditorium Parco della Musica.
Ms. Giannini is also an enthusiastic music educator, currently teaching Violin at the Virtuoso Suzuki Academy in New York.