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Violinist Laurent Weibel has performed as a soloist in Europe and in the United States. His appearances have included numerous recitals as well as concerto performances, notably in Paris at the Salle Gaveau and the Cité de la Musique, and in New York at the Staller Center for the Arts. He has participated in several festivals, including the Holland Music Sessions, the Killington Festival and the Rome Music Festival.
An active chamber musician, he has performed with the Kennedy Center Chamber Players, the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, as well as with the Lamy and Debussy String Quartets.
Laurent was a member of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington from 2001 until 2008 and of the Zurich Opera Orchestra from 2009 until 2015. He now plays on a regular basis with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, he also holds a Master’s degree in Literature from the Sorbonne. In the United States, Laurent studied at the Manhattan School of Music as a Fulbright scholar, and completed his doctoral degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His teachers have included Suzanne Gessner, Jacques Ghestem and Mitchell Stern. Laurent lives since 2015 in Frankfurt, where he founded “Bahnhofsviertel Classics”, a chamber music concert series bringing classical music to an unlikely neighborhood.