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.
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.
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.
plays a Petrus Guarnerius violin made in 1738.
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.