LAURA ANNE BOSSERT, violinist/violist and a Silver Medalist in the Henryk Szeryng International Violin Competition, has earned recognition for her artistry as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Ms. Bossert has appeared in collaboration with the Muir String Quartet, Amelia, Raphael and Mirecourt Trios, Elmar Oliveira, Joseph Silverstein, Paul Neubauer, Kim Kashkashian, David Jolley, and Joseph Robinson. She has toured as a jazz violinist with David Amram and Chuck Mangione.
At present, Ms. Bossert is on the faculty of Wellesley College, the Longy School of Music, and in the summer months, The Quartet Program and LyricaFest. By the age of 35, she had placed students in ensembles and positions as varied and prestigious as the Boston Symphony, the Handel and Haydn Society, Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, the Portland and New Haven Symphonies, Santiago Philharmonic, Mikkeli Finnish Chamber Orchestra, The Quartet Program and the Longy School of Music. Her students have won top prizes in international competitions such as Young Concert Artists, Fischoff, Spohr, and the Miami String Quartet Competition. Ms. Bossert’s class hails from Russia, Bulgaria, South Africa, Poland, Australia, China, Japan, Canada, Finland, and throughout the United States.
Her eclectic career has included appearances as guest concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony and Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Caramoor Chamber Music Festival as a Texaco Rising Star and improvisational performances with the Cello Chix and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls. In 2002 Ms. Bossert co-founded a chamber music series LYRICA BOSTON to provide a launching ground for young emerging artists to perform along side seasoned professionals. Music is Everywhere, a program she co-authored, was awarded an ACMA/Dodge Partnership Grant in 2002, and in the same year LYRICA BOSTON was awarded the Roxbury Highland Charitable Foundation Grant to bring this innovative and interactive program to children in underserved communities
Upcoming season highlights include concerto appearances with Elmar Oliveira, chamber music collaborations with Nathanial Rosen, and Steven Ansell, a teaching residency at the Eastman School of Music, and a series of seminars at the Texas Music Educators Association.