Laura Kaminsky

Possessing “an ear for the new and interesting” (The New York Times), Laura Kaminsky frequently addresses social and political issues in her work with a distinct musical language that is “full of fire as well as ice, contrasting dissonance and violence with tonal beauty and meditative reflection.” (American Record Guide).  As One (co-librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed), among the most produced contemporary operas since its 2014 premiere, has played across the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, and Australia. Other operas include Some Light Emerges, Today It RainsHometown to the World, and Finding Wright. She is composer and co-librettist (with novelist Lisa Moore) and for February, premiering in Newfoundland in 2023. She is currently composing her 7th and 8th string quartets for the Carpe Diem and Fry Street Quartets. Head of composition at Purchase College/SUNY’s Conservatory of Music, Kaminsky is composer-mentor for the Juilliard School of Music’s Blueprint Fellowship program.

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