Author: Laura Thompson
Laura Thompson, flutist & educator
Laura Thompson grew up in New York City. She began recorder lessons at the age of six at the Bloomingdale School of Music, and piano lessons at age eight, she played french horn in middle school, and finally settled on the flute at age thirteen. Laura studied flute performance at Queens College, CUNY, where she received both her Bachelors’s and Master’s in Flute Performance, later traveling to Europe to study historical performance on the baroque flute.
Laura has worked as a freelance musician for over 15 years, she has founded several chamber music groups, including the Zephyr Trio which specializes in music for weddings and other events, and Bacchanalia Baroque Ensemble, which is devoted to performances of early music on period instruments. Laura enjoys playing with diverse groups ranging from full orchestra to chamber ensemble. She currently teaches private lessons and group classes from her home studio in Manhattan and at Brooklyn College in the Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts.