Laura Chang, a native of Wisconsin, was born into a musical family and began her violin studies shortly after her fourth birthday. Laura received her early training with Mark Bjork (University of Minnesota), and continued her studies with Klara Fenyo Bahcall (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh) and Lewis Rosove (Milwaukee Symphony).
Ms. Chang earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in violin performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Martin Beaver and Pamela Frank, for whom she was a graduate assistant. While at Peabody, Laura performed in master classes with the Tokyo String Quartet, Paul Kantor, Sidney Harth, and Lorand Fenyves, and continued her education as a fellow at the Banff Centre.
Ms. Chang is an avid chamber and orchestral musician whose performances have taken her to venues across the US, Canada, and Europe. While a resident of Washington, DC, she was a member of the National Philharmonic, Maryland Symphony, and the Sage String Quartet. She frequently performed with the Washington Concert Opera, Baltimore Concert Artists, and the South Florida Symphony, among others. Currently, Laura is a member of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and the New Mexico Philharmonic, where she serves as Principal Violist. She plays frequently with other musical ensembles in the Denver and Albuquerque metro areas.
Laura studied violin pedagogy with Rebecca Henry at Peabody Conservatory, and received her Suzuki training with Ronda Cole. She is an active member of AFM, ASTA, and SAA.