| Laura Carrasco was born in Mexico where she began her musical studies, continuing them in the USA. She received her master’s degree in piano accompanying at Shenandoah University, in Virginia, and her master’s degree in organ performance at the North Carolina School of the Arts. After that she continued in the doctoral program at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, New York.
She studied piano with Eduardo Montes and accompanying with Elizabeth Temple and Jean Barr, and has attended special sessions with John Lenehan, Martha García R. and Darío Da Rosa. She studied organ with John E. Mitchener and Hans Davidsson and harpsichord with James Bobb, Susan Foster and Arthur Haas, having also been introduced to the clavichord by Joel Speerstra and Ulrika Davidsson.
Laura Carrasco has performed as solo recitalist and member of the Trío Morelia (along with her sister and brother) in Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Spain, Switzerland and the USA in festivals such as: International Forum for New Music (México City), International Contemporary Music Festival (Michoacán, México), International Music Festival of Morelia (México), Bach-Handel Festival in Virginia (USA), the L’Organo Series of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in South Carolina (USA), the Women in Music Festival in New York (USA), etc.
As soloist she has performed with the symphony orchestras of the Coyoacán, Michoacán, Guanajuato, and Carlos Chávez, as well as with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco, the Camerata de Michoacán, the Chamber Orchestra of the University of Michoacán, the School of Music of the National Fine Arts Institute´s Symphony, and the North Carolina School of the Arts Percussion Ensemble with works such as the piano concerto by Carlos Jiménez Mabarak and the triple concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven y Lorenzo Ferrero.
Laura Carrasco was twice winner of the annual baroque performance competitions in Winchester, Virginia, received top prizes in performance competitions held by the Symphony Orchestra of Michoacán and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco, and the Contemporary Music International Festival in Morelia, and was a finalist in the Mexican National Manuel de Falla Piano Competition. She has recorded Miguel Bernal’s Organ Concerto for the Warner label with the Carlos Chávez Symphony Orchestra.
For many years, Laura Carrasco, has been accompanist of instrumentalist and solo singers (at Shenandoah Univerity, N.C.S.A., University of Rochester, Las Rosas Conservatory, and the Culture House of Morelia), choirs (among them the Choir of the Cultural Affairs Office of Michoacán, Shenandoah Chorus of Virginia, Cantata Singers of North Carolina, and Chamber Singers and University Choir of Rochester, New York) and dance. Currently she is Organ Professor and Accompanist of the Voice Department at the University of Michoacan besides being Professor of Piano and Organ at the Institute for Advanced Music Studies in Morelia (Mexico).
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