Born and raised in New York, violinist Laura Lutzke earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Juilliard School and a Master of Music with Distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She is an avid chamber musician, and was named one of the “Rising Stars” at the Caramoor International Music Festival, collaborating with artists such as Atar Arad, Pamela Frank, and Arnold Steinhardt. She has taught and performed at the Bowdoin International Music Festival alongside musicians such as Frank Huang, Mikhail Kopelman, Kurt Muroki, and Paul Neubauer. Since 2006 she has participated in festivals throughout the US, Europe, the UK, and Asia, including Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove in Cornwall, England. She has collaborated regularly with diverse artists and ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound, Björk, Gabriel Kahane, Johann Johannsson, The Knights, Max Richter, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Paul McCartney, The National, Stars of the Lid, Roomful of Teeth, Wordless Music Orchestra, and Yann Tiersen. She is currently a member of the critically-acclaimed American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and Co-Leader of Le Cercle de L’Harmonie classical orchestra in France.