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Ms. Laurie Smukler

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Artistic Director

Phone: (207) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Maine , United States
Kneisel Hall
54 Main Street
Blue Hill , Maine 04614
United States

Company Description: Kneisel Hall makes every effort to share its enthusiasm for experience in chamber music with its downeast neighbors. This season features four programs: Maine Young...   more

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Faculty for 2015 - Kneisel Hall, 29 Dec 2015 [cached]
Admired for her vivid musical intensity and the beauty of her sound, violinist and artistic director, LAURIE SMUKLER is an artist who is active as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.
Laurie Smukler is a dedicated and passionate teacher. In addition to her new appointment to the faculty of The Juilliard School, she is a respected member of the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music and the Conservatory of Music at Bard College. She also spent 18 years as a Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Purchase College Conservatory of Music; ten as Head of the String Department. She has been on the Kneisel Hall faculty since 1997. Laurie Smukler also has a particular interest in contemporary music and has premiered works by many composers including Ned Rorem, Morton Subotnik, Steven Paulus, Shulamit Ran and Bruce Adolphe.
Ms. Smukler plays a Petrus Guarnerius violin made in Venice in 1738 and has recorded for Music Masters. She will be on campus the entire season.
World Premiere of Richard Wernick ..., 25 May 2006 [cached]
World Premiere of Richard Wernick Sonatina, at Kneisel Hall Violinist Laurie Smukler and cellist Joel Krosnick will give the world premiere of Richard Wernick's, Sonatina in the Shape of a Pearl July 4/6, a piece written for them.
Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and School: Faculty, 30 June 2009 [cached]
Violinist LAURIE SMUKLER is an active soloist and recitalist. Dedicated to teaching as well as performing, she is Professor of Violin and Head of the String Area at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College (SUNY) as well as a member of the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Smukler was the founding first violinist of the Mendelssohn String Quartet. She has collaborated with many of the great artists of our time including Rudolph Serkin, Menahem Pressler, Richard Goode, Leon Fleischer, Michael Tree and the Vermeer and Emerson String Quartets. She is currently the first violinist of the Bard Festival String Quartet. Ms. Smukler's wide musical interests include contemporary music and she has premiered works by many composers, including Rorem, Subotnick and Paulus. She is active as Co-Artistic Director and performer in an exciting concert series entitled "The Collection in Concert" at the Pierpont Morgan Library and is also Artistic Director of the "Faculty and Friends" concerts at the Performing Arts Center of Purchase College. Ms. Smukler plays a Petrus Guarnerius violin made in 1738. She will be on campus the entire season.
With degrees from The Juilliard School, the Oberlin Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Mannes College of Music, the iO Quartet has coached with George Sopkin, Laurie Smukler, Ira Weller, Calvin Wiersma and Julia Lichten.
Notable Faculty: Laurie ..., 23 Feb 2009 [cached]
Notable Faculty: Laurie Smukler, Arnold Steinhardt, Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian
Some prominent teachers include Laurie Smukler, who is one of the finest and most accomplished chamber musicians in the nation, having founded the Mendelssohn String Quartet. In addition to being an avid chamber musician, she is a dedicated teacher who teaches at Mannes as well as the Manhattan School of Music.
Notable Faculty: Robert Mann, Pinchas Zuckerman, Curtis Macomber, Glenn Dicterow, The American String Quartet, Albert Markov, Laurie Smukler
OPERA |, 6 April 2012 [cached]
Join renowned pianist Seymour Lipkin and violinist Laurie Smukler as they celebrate the music of Franz Peter Schubert.
Ms. Smukler has taught at the Manhattan School of Music and Conservatory of Music at Purchase College. She was the founding first violinist of the Mendelssohn String Quartet and has...
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