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Albers, Laura

Associate Concertmaster

Colorado native Laura Albers is the Associate Concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the violinist for the Albers Trio, a string trio with sisters Julie and Rebecca.

Laura began studying Suzuki violin with her mother, Ellie LeRoux, at the age of two and later spent a month in Japan studying with Dr. Suzuki.  From an early age, she loved the stage and soloed with many Denver-area orchestras. Laura received her Bachelor and Master's degrees in Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, where she studied with Donald Weilerstein and Ronald Copes.

In Cleveland she worked extensively with the Cavani Quartet and Peter Salaff in the Intensive Quartet Seminar and as an assistant music therapist in the Cleveland University Hospitals. While attending Juilliard, Laura toured with the Astor String Quartet and the Wild Ginger Philharmonic and taught Suzuki violin at the Diller-Quaile School of Music.

While pursuing her education, Laura returned to the mountains during summers for the Aspen Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge. She and her sister, cellist Julie Albers, performed the Brahms Double Concerto with the NRO. They also recorded the Kodaly Duo in Munich for the Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Laura spent several summers performing in the mansions of Newport, Rhode Island as an artist in the Newport Music Festival. Her more recent summer festivals include the Grand Tetons Music Festival in Wyoming, Festival Mozaic in California and the Strings Festival in Colorado.

Laura spends a month or more during each off-season living in Israel and performing with pianist, Batia Murvitz.  Recent appearances include recitals at Felicia Blumenthal Music Center and the home of the Austrian Ambassador, and headlining International Violin Day at the Or Akiva Music Center.  She and Batia will perform this spring at BYU’s Jerusalem Center, atop Mount Scopus.  Laura is an age group triathlete and food lover. She grabs spare moments between work and motherhood to train and prepare delicious meals with her husband.