Nov 29, 2017
Laura Melnicoff is a cellist in Brooklyn. A native New Yorker, Laura lives in Crown Heights with her husband and two little boys. She started playing cello at age 6, and pursued it through college at Mannes the New School for Music, to a master’s degree in cello performance from Tel Aviv University. Always on the spiritual side, Laura took interest in her Jewish heritage while in high school at LaGuardia Arts, discovering Chabad in her neighborhood of the Upper West Side when she was sixteen. She continues to probe deeper into what being a Jew means, what being a musician means, and how to be both. her performances have included Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, the Aspen Music Festival, major stages in Spain, Germany, Ukraine, and Israel, the airwaves of WQXR and Israel's Kol HaMusica, the Chabad Kinus HaShluchos, and farbrengens in Crown Heights and beyond.
Some of her current projects and upcoming engagements are with the Agnon String Quartet, the New Moon All Stars Party Band, and an Off-Broadway run in the orchestra of the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene.
Check Laura out website is www.melnicoffmusic.com