player Laura Weiner is an enthusiastic performer, teacher, and artistic
ambassador. As a member of Ensemble ACJW, she performs regularly at Carnegie
Hall, The Juilliard School, and neighborhood locales across New York City.
Laura has performed with musical groups as diverse as the New World Symphony,
Argento Chamber Ensemble, and Genghis Barbie. She has been a member of the
LaCrosse and Beloit symphony orchestras in Wisconsin, and has played in
orchestras at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Texas Music Festival,
and American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. As a chamber
musician, she was a fellow of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. She received
her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude
from Northwestern University and her master’s degree from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison on a University Fellowship. Her principal teachers include
Gail Williams, Douglas Hill, and William Barnewitz.
an advocate for accessible and interesting performances, Laura has co-directed
the chamber music collective Classical Revolution Madison and served as the
programming director for Grace Presents, an outreach concert series in Madison.
For four years, she directed a weekly mentorship program for at-risk youth in
Evanston, Illinois, called the Breakfast Club. As part of her Ensemble ACJW program, Laura teaches in
Queens at Grover Cleveland High School.