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, violinist/violist, a Silver Medalist in the Henryk Szeryng International Violin Competition, has earned recognition for her artistry as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. She is one of the most respected and sought-after teachers of her generation.
Ms. Bossert served as an Associate Professor of violin and viola at and chair of the string department at the Setnor School of Music of Syracuse University from 2016-2019. For over 18 years, she has taught at Wellesley College and in the summer months she works at the The Quartet Program, LyricaFest, ArtsAhimsa and Wellesley Composer’s Conference. Her students hold positions in many wide ranging institutions such as the San Francisco, Toronto, Portland, Milwaukee, and Houston Symphonies, Handel and Haydn Society, BBC Radio Orchestra, Helsinki, Santiago and Royal Philharmonics, the Hausmann & Cecilia String Quartets, (Banff’s 2010 International Quartet First prize winners), A Far Cry, New England Conservatory, Santa Fe Opera, Community Music Works, University of Ottawa, San Diego State University and the Longy School of Music of Bard College. They have been awarded top prizes in international and national competitions such as Young Concert Artists, Fischoff, Spohr, the Banff & Miami String Quartet Competitions and the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA).
Ms. Bossert has appeared in collaboration with Elmar Oliveira, Joseph Silverstein, Paul Neubauer, William Preucil, Kim Kashkashian, David Jolley, Joseph Robinson and with ensembles including the Muir, Shanghai, Invoke & Lark String Quartets, as well as the Amelia, Raphael and Mirecourt Piano Trios. She has toured as an improv violinist with David Amram and Chuck Mangione and is a frequent guest artist with Society of New Music, (Syracuse, NY): this season performing the world premiere of Roberta Sierra’s Near to the End.
Ms. Bossert started her early career as an orchestral player, having played with the Utah Ballet Orchestra (Ballet West), and as guest concertmaster of the Tucson and Oklahoma Symphony Orchestras. Currently, she leads the Lyrica Boston Chamber Orchestra.
Recent performing highlights include chamber music appearances with David Finckel, the Ellipsis Piano Trio, Con Affetto & the Invoke String Quartets, Vocollage and a forthcoming debut recording sponsored by the Rebecca Clarke Society of the violin duo repertoire. In the spring of ‘19, her students were featured on Robert Sherman (renowned broadcaster of the Listening Room) NPR’s McGraw Hill Young Artist Showcase.
Bossert resides in Lincoln, Massachusetts with her husband, cellist Terry King and their very loved Brittany spaniel dog, Buddy. With Terry they co-direct LyricaFest, a chamber music festival for college and conservatory students now celebrating the Fest’s 20th anniversary season.