Laura Garritson is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at The Hartt School at University of Hartford, where she is an assistant to internationallyrenowned pianist, Luiz de Moura Castro. She has made solo and concerto appearances in over ten countries. In the United States she has performed in venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York and The Sheldon in St Louis. Abroad she has been a featured soloist in the Liszt Festival in Brazil and the International Arts Festival in Venezuela, as well as festivals throughout Europe.
A prizewinner in many competitions, she has won the Emerson String Quartet Competition at The Hartt School and the Artist Presentation Society Competition in St Louis, among others. She holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Hartt School and an Artist Diploma from Yale University. Her major teachers include Luiz de Moura Castro, Boris Berman, the late Jane Allen, and Laura Schindler.