Artist LAURA Balboni

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For Laura, painting in front of an audience feels familiar and right. Her degree is in Viola Performance, so spent much of her life enjoying being on stage. Because of wrist injuries, she is a full time fine artist, she combines both worlds by hosting musician figurative models and painting onsite at live events such as weddings and concerts. 

​Accolades and Honors:
- Featured Artist, Cape Cod Symphony 2019  and Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra 2018
- Selected portraitist, Presidents (2) of Assumption College portrait gallery, 2019
- Hosted "Face the Music" exhibits (2), Cape Symphony 2017
- Selected portraitist, CEO portrait gallery, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod headquarters 2017
- Chapman Gallery guest artist, exhibits (4) 2017
- Aries East Gallery, 2017-present
- 1st place award, All Cape, Creative Arts Center2016
- Frank Swift Chase award, HM, Nantucket Plein Air Festival July 2016
- Guest string coach, Falmouth Academy and Cape Conservatory 2017-present
- Viola and Fine Art Faculty, Cape Conservatory 2012-present
- Principal Violist, Sessione Senese Chamber Orchestra, Italy, 1994
- Principal Violist and soloist, Chatauqua Music Festival New York 1993
- Selected for the U.S. All National Honors Orchestra 1991, Kennedy Center 1990, and Finland tour 1990
- Xerox humanities Award, Governor Citation for excellence in the Arts, Daughters of the American Revolution award, Kees Verkade, and Dr. Ann Wang award.
Laura grew up in both North Easton, and summers in Brewster MA. She trained early as a classical musician, performing in New England Conservatory's youth orchestra as assistant principal viola and honors quartet program. She received her BA in Viola Performance from Peabody Institute of Music, Johns Hopkins University, and worked in Italy as principal violist in Sessione Sennese Chamber Orcbestra, as well as in orchestra performances in Finland, Spain and Canada. She also studied fine art at Maryland Institute of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, as well as thePulido Studios and  John Kilroy Fine Art Academy.
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