Laura Curotta

Laura’s keen interest in chamber music began when she attended the Sydney Conservatorium, forming the Bloodwood Quartet in 2006.   She has participated in masterclasses with Borodin Quartet, Takacs Quartet, Goldner Quartet, Flinders Quartet and Australian String Quartet.  Bloodwood toured interstate and overseas, representing the University of Sydney as cultural ambassadors on tours to China and South East Asia.

Laura graduated from Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music Education (Honours).  She continued her studies in performance at Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne with Chris Moore and Caroline Henbest (Australian Chamber Orchestra) and with Professor Volker Jacobsen at Hannover Musikhochschule.  While in Germany, Laura worked regularly with NDR Radiophilharmonie, Orchester am Treppenhaus, Wolfsburg Philharmonie, Junge Deutshe Orchester, Hannover Musikhochschule Orchester and performed at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival.

Laura attained her Masters of Music (Performance) in January 2015 and returned to Australia to take up a full time position as string teacher at the New England Conservatorium of Music in February 2015.  Since moving to Armidale Laura has enjoyed playing chamber music with her Armidale music colleagues, performing with the Armidale Symphony and collaborating with visiting artists.