Laura Karney – oboe & cor anglais
Currently residing in Barcelona, Spain, Laura Karney is an oboist whose free-lance career has so far spanned 13 countries across 3 continents. Hugely varied in her interests, Ms. Karney can be heard performing on both oboe and English horn, in concerts ranging from historically informed performances of Baroque and Classical repertoire to working with contemporary composers and ensembles and giving world premieres.
Ms. Karney has worked with the SEM ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Cosmopolitan City Orchestra, Peconic Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, theSüdwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and the Orquesta de Valencia in Spain. She is also a founding member of Zoco, a guitar and oboe duo, the Prestige Quartet a wind ensemble and dreamseminar a small chamber ensemble currently working on a chamber opera by a American composer Ellen Lindquist.
The foundations of her performing career came from her undergraduate and post graduate studies in oboe at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and the Hochschule for Musik in Trossingen, Germany under the tutelage of the internationally renowned oboists Richard Killmer and Nicholas Daniel, and her work with Martin Stadler and Carlo Barone on historical oboes.