B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music
Laura Bossert-KingSenior Music Performance Faculty in Viola and Violin
Director, LyricaFest Music Festival; Quartet Program, Longy School; visiting faculty, Eastman School; silver medalist, Henryk Szeryng Prize.
Laura Bossert-King has earned recognition for her artistry as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Ms. Bossert has appeared in collaboration with Elmar Oliveira, Joseph Silverstein, Paul Neubauer, Kim Kashkashian, David Jolley, Joseph Robinson and with ensembles such as the Muir, Lark and Hausmann String Quartets, and the Amelia, Raphael and Mirecourt Piano Trios. She has toured as a jazz violinist with David Amram and Chuck Mangione, and is a frequent guest artist, with The Cello Chix.
Ms. Bossert is one of the most sought after pedagogues of her generation. Laura is on the faculty of Wellesley College, the Longy School of Music, and in the summer months, The Quartet Program and LyricaFest. Her students have positions in many wide ranging institutions such as the Boston, San Francisco, Portland, and New Haven Symphonies, Handel and Haydn Society, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Radio Orchestra, Helsinki and Santiago Philharmonics, the Hausmann String Quartet, A Far Cry, Community Music Works, The Quartet Program, Wellesley College, Valdosta Univeristy, San Francisco Center for the Arts and the Longy School of Music. They have been awarded top prizes in international and national competitions such as Young Concert Artists, Fischoff, Spohr, the Miami String Quartet Competition and the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA).
As director of LyricaFest, now in its 10th season, Ms. Bossert's festival attracts students from major conservatories and colleges throughout the country and abroad, including the St. Petersburg, Moscow and Beijing conservatories as well as Juilliard, Eastman, the Cleveland Institute, Yale, Harvard, and the New England and San Francisco Conservatories.
She writes, "I enjoy spending my free time spoiling my nieces and nephews, taking long walks in conservation lands with my dog and meeting other active puppies. Other interests include free-style improvising and working with children with physical and mental disabilities by creating interactive musical programs with emphasis on fantastical story telling."