Congratulations to the Parker Quartet for winning
a 2011 Grammy Award for their Ligeti recording!
I composed for the Parker Quartet for a Harvard
University premiere in 2007.  Kudos to a
wonderful ensemble! - Laura


    Laura Piperno Koplewitz

    Composer's Brief Bio.

    Laura Piperno Koplewitz was born in Spokane, Washington and has lived in New York City and
    Vermont.  Her family is of Romanian / Polish and Italian heritage, with three generations in the United
    States.  She studied composition privately with Joan Tower  and Stefania de Kenessey, and with Thea
    Musgrave and David del Tredici at the C.U.N.Y/ Graduate Center on a fellowship in the Ph.D. program in
    music composition. In 2006 she was selected as one of four fellows for master classes with composer
    Yehudi Wyner (Pulitzer Prize winner, 2006) at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.  Mentors include
    composer Alex Shapiro , composer, vocalist, and jazz violinist Theresa Jenoure, and  classical guitar
    soloist Sharon Isbin.

    The composer enjoys collaborative arts projects. She has worked with visual artist Grimanesa Amoros on
    art installations in New York City and Lima, Peru. With poet Shana Deets the composer collaborated on
    sound-text installations presented at Carnegie-Mellon University.

    Recent concerts have included the premiere of a cello and piano work "On The Jetty" in Philadelphia,
    Nov. 15th, 2009, at the Settlement Music School in Philadephia, PA, sponsored by Wm. Moennig  & Son
    Fine Stringed Instruments, 100th Anniversary and featuring cellist Arthur Cook and Deborah Gilwood in
    "An Intimate Evening of Music for the Cello and Piano." and thee premiere of a new work for harp and
    flute with harpist Jasmin Cowin and flutist Theresa Thompson, New York City, March, 2010.

    Upcoming projects include the composition of a piano concerto for Russian-Italian piano virtuoso
    Tatiana Pavlova and in 2011 the premeire of a new chamber work commissioned by NYC-based
    Lunatics at Large Ensemble, an 18-minute piece, "The Wondering Wayside," (see performance dates).

    To contact the composer for commissions, collaborations, music licensing, concert series patronage,  or
    to say hello-  please email:

    Laura Koplewitz, BMI.

    This site contains original music composed by Laura Koplewitz.
    All music is copyrighted, all rights reserved.

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The Sanctuary Project - New Work Commission
from "Lunatics at Large" Ensemble, NYC

"The Wondering Wayside" - 14 minutes, for
Voice,Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello

Click for links to articles about the                
"Sanctuary Project" in NYC, Spring, 2011.

Poets and Writers Magazine Article:

Broadway World Article:

Sanctuary Project More Information:

The Sanctuary Project Performances:

Friday, April 8th 2011 at 8pm - Christ and
Saint Stephen's Church, NYC

Sunday, April 10th 2011 at 7pm - Synagogue
for the Arts, NYC

Thursday, April 21st 2011 at 7:30pm - WMP
Concert Hall, NYC