Bringing a well-rounded, holistic approach to her violin playing, Laura combines the best of technical training with vibrant expression – producing poised and joyful students. From her early days performing chamber music across her hometown of Denver, CO, Laura Johnson is an accomplished soloist and teacher, and currently, Principle Violin II of the Arapahoe Philharmonic. Under the instruction of James Maurer (University of Denver), she secured first-place prizes in multiple concerto competitions, and went on to be featured with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Littleton Symphony, and Lone Tree Symphony, in addition to touring as a soloist in England and Wales. Some of her favorite repertoire includes Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5 and Brahms’ Violin Concerto.
With extensive Suzuki training and certification, she’s been teaching privately since 2007, putting her specialized training to good use as she implements techniques from Brenna Berman and Robert Durso (The Golandsky Institute), and Valerie Gardner (Curtis Institute).
When Laura is not with her violin, she can be found trying out an exotic board game with her siblings, sipping P.G. Tips tea (brewed in the perfect English way, of course!), and planning the summit of her next Rocky Mountain 14’er.
At Sound Foundations, Laura will be presenting lecture-masterclasses on chamber music performance (with pianist Anna Ferraro), and coaching string players.