Laura Ardan

Instrumental Focus

  • clarinet

Faculty Details

  • Does not teach privately

Recently retired from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Laura Ardan served as principal clarinet for 39 years, holding the endowed Robert Shaw Chair. In 2018 Ardan was awarded the Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair by the ASO. She has been a featured soloist in works by Mozart, Weber, Debussy, Copland, Bernstein, Finzi, Rossini, Shaw, and Michael Gandolfi.

Always an active chamber musician, Ms. Ardan has played and recorded regularly with the Atlanta Chamber Players and the Georgian Chamber Players. She has performed with the Cleveland and Vega Quartets. While a student at The Juilliard School, Ardan performed frequently with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, was the resident clarinetist and teaching artist at the Lincoln Center Institute for four years, and was a guest artist in “Emanuel Ax Invites...” on the Great Performers series at Lincoln Center.

Busy summer schedules have included performances at Tanglewood, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Grand Teton, Santa Fe Chamber, Highlands-Cashiers, Hamptons, Amelia Island, and Bellingham Festivals, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.