Laura Koepke has performed with many of New York's finest orchestras, including numerous
concerts with the world-renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, on European and US tours,
and at home in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. She has also performed with the
Orchestra of St. Luke's, American Composers Orchestra, New York Pops, American Symphony
Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, New York City Opera, and the Westchester Philharmonic.
In addition to performing in New York City, Ms. Koepke is the newly appointed principal
bassoonist of the Erie Phiharmonic, and is the principal bassoonist of CityMusic Cleveland, a celebrated and innovative chamber orchestra based in Cleveland, Ohio. From 1998
to 2009 Ms. Koepke was a member of the internationally acclaimed woodwind quintet, Quintet of the Americas. Three recordings with the quintet include “Dancing in Columbia” (MSR Classics,)
“Karel Husa-Recollections” (New World Records,) and "Sounds of Brazil” (MSR Classics.)
Ms. Koepke has performed as a guest artist with Zephyros Winds, North Country Chamber
Players, Sequitur, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Ms. Koepke has
performed at the Bard Festival, Bang on a Can, and Festival of the Hamptons. Other
festival appearances include the Lincoln Center Festival, Bar Harbor Music Festival,
Maverick Concerts, and the Weekend of Chamber Music Festival.
Ms. Koepke joined the SUNY Fredonia music faculty in 2007. Previous teaching positions
include New York University, Manhattan School of Music Pre-college, Aaron Copland
School of music at Queens College, and Western Connecticut State University. She graduated
from Baldwin-Wallace College and holds a Masters Degree and Artist Diploma from Yale
University School of Music, where she studied with Stephen Maxym and Frank Morelli.