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Laura Keller

Violin II

Laura Keller

Biography

Laura Keller joined the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra in 2019. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Laura attended the New England Conservatory where she studied with Miriam Fried, and went on to earn a Masters in Music from Yale University, studying with Ani Kavafian. Her primary chamber music mentors have included Paul Katz and members of the Borromeo, Takács, and Tokyo Quartets.

Laura played her first concerto solo with orchestra at age 12 with the Honolulu Symphony as a winner of the HSO’s concerto competition. She has been featured multiple times on National Public Radio’s shows From The Top and Performance Today. She has appeared in concert as a soloist and chamber musician in cities across the country. In 2013, Laura toured Beijing and Shanghai performing an original work by award-winning composer Michael-Thomas Foumai for solo violin and orchestra, commissioned for her and the Punahou Symphony Orchestra. She has participated in numerous music festivals including the ENCORE School for Strings, Music@Menlo’s Young Performer and International programs, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Taos School of Music. Today, Laura also performs as an extra violinist with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony.