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Laurie CarneyBack To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • violin

Laurie Carney is a founding member of the American String Quartet. She began to study piano and violin at home and, at age eight, was admitted to the preparatory division of The Juilliard School; at fifteen she was the youngest person to be accepted into the college. Ms. Carney studied with Dorothy DeLay and received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Juilliard. As a member of the American String Quartet she appears in more than eighty concerts annually. Recent engagements have included concerts in the major halls of Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, and Zurich. Summer festival appearances include Aspen, Blossom, Taos, Spoleto, San Miguel, and Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival. Ms. Carney is currently professor of violin at the Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Carney is also in demand as a visiting teacher, presenting master classes recently in California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, and New Mexico. She performs duo repertory regularly with her husband, cellist William Grubb. Her interests include animal and environmental rights. Ms. Carney plays a Carlo Tononi violin, Venice 1763.

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