Laura Frautschi has established a reputation as a versatile musician with a strong commitment to contemporary as well as classical repertoire. She regularly performs as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Asia, and collaborates frequently with living composers. She has given world premieres of violin concerti by leading American composers Lee Hyla and Augusta Read Thomas.
Her recent chamber music activities include appearances at the Caramoor International Festival, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wellseley Composer Conference, Moab and St. Bart’s Music Festivals. In addition, she is a concertmaster of the New York City Opera Orchestra, and has toured internationally as a concertmaster of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Frautschi’s has also recorded numerous CDs and DVDs, and tours frequently with her piano trio Intersection. Her extensive discography ranges from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Festival Strings Lucerne and Lee Hyla’s Violin Concerto with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, to twentieth-century chamber works by Bernard Rands, Chen Yi, and Margaret Brouwer.
Laura Frautschi studied applied mathematics at Harvard College, and violin performance with Robert Mann at The Juilliard School.