Pianist Eduard Laurel has been a collaborative partner to countless instrumentalists and vocalists in New York City and worldwide. He has performed and recorded extensively with violinist James Ehnes and also with trumpeter Rolf Hedwig and violinist, Lara St. John & Christopher Coritsidis. He has performed in every prominent New York concert hall, as well as in London, Belfast, Milan, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Tokyo, Shangai, Seoul, and Sydney, among many others. He has been the staff accompanist at the Juilliard, Mannes, and Manhattan schools and presently lectures on supportive pianism at NYU and Queens College.
He has accompanied classes for Galimir, Stern, Perlman, Gingold, Preucil, Rosand, Bashmet, Kashkashian, Yo Yo Ma, Starker, Brey, Kossak, Bylsma and Julius Levine, as well as for members of the Guameri, Amadeus, Emerson, Juilliard, Borodin, Orion, Tokyo, St. Lawrence and American String Quartets. In addition, he has played for Rampal, Julius Baker, Stolzman, Krakauer, John Mack, Richard Woodhams, Frank Morelli, Phil Smith, David Jolley, Phil Myers, Per Brevig and Alan Baer, to name a few.
He is heavily sought after for his “phenomenal articulation” (Gramophone), his “first rate chamber music making” (The New York Times) and his “superb pianism” (The Strad). Despite the paranoia after a hit increasing his sensitivity to sound, Eduard managed to continue his remarkable and unique career of playing, listening, and learning.
Mr. Laurel currently (and proudly) resides in New York City.