Laura Kaminsky, Composer
Laura Kaminsky is a New York-based composer of chamber, vocal, and orchestral music, with scores addressing social-political topics like the environment and war. Kaminsky is a composer with “an ear for the new and interesting” whose works are “colorful and harmonically sharp-edged” (The New York Times) and whose “musical language is compounded of hymns, blues, and gestures not unlike those of Shostakovich” (inTune). Social and political themes are common in her work, as is an abiding respect for and connection to the natural world. The visual is made manifest in sound, with color and image often serving as the underlying inspiration.
News & Notes
- Mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke and Baritone Kelly Markgraf share the role of “Hannah,” the transgender protagonist in “As One,” premiering at BAM Sept. 4, 6, and 7 Read more →
- Kaminsky’s “Oboe Concerto” premieres with Orchestra of St. Luke’s and soloist John Snow Read more →
- American Opera Projects As One – Free Special Preview/Workshop – June 17 Read more →
- Kaminsky One of Eight Recipients of Opera America’s Grant for Female Composers Read more →