Meet a Musician: Laura Rubio Lleo, Violinist



Bloomington, Indiana, is a special city for musicians—visitor or resident, foreign or domestic, famous or little-known. It also happens to be a city with a large university and a large school of music, a meeting place for all kinds of performers, educators, and researchers. This post is part of a photo series that looks at the many people in Bloomington who call themselves a musician.

German-born violinist Laura Rubio Lleo is currently living as a freelance musician in New York City. But, before calling the Big Apple home, she lived in Bloomington where she studied classical and jazz violin at the School of Music (including Latin American popular music). Her early training was primarily undertaken in Germany.

I met Laura during the summer of 2008 while taking part in the premiere of Gabriela Ortiz‘s opera ¡Únicamente la Verdad!, an impressive new work with a popular if tragic Mexican story line (I was the photographer for the production). Laura was the opera orchestra’s concertmaster and, as it turned out, she was also one of the models for the official production photo.

Laura is as talented as she beautiful.

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