Performing for over five decades before audiences across the globe, Jaime Laredo has excelled in the multiple roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist, pedagogue, and chamber musician. Since his stunning orchestral debut at the age of eleven with the San Francisco Symphony, he has won the admiration and respect of audiences, critics and fellow musicians with his passionate and polished performances. That debut inspired one critic to write: 'In the 1920's it was Yehudi Menuhin; in the 1930's it was Isaac Stern; and last night it was Jaime Laredo.' His education and development were greatly influenced by his teachers Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, as well as by private coaching with eminent masters Pablo Casals and George Szell. At the age of seventeen, Jaime Laredo won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Competition, launching his rise to international prominence.
In the 2012-2013 season, Mr. Laredo tours as conductor, soloist and as a member of the award-winning Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. A current project, Two x Four, celebrates the relationship between teacher and student through music. Mr. Laredo, with his colleague and former student Jennifer Koh, performs Double Violin Concerti by J.S. Bach, Philip Glass, and two newly commissioned works by composers Anna Clyne and David Ludwig. The IRIS orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Kennedy Center, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and Miller Theater in New York are on the schedule for this season.
Mr. Laredo has recorded close to one hundred discs, including a Grammy Award-winning disc of Brahms Piano Quartets with Emanuel Ax, Isaac Stern and Yo-Yo Ma. His numerous recordings range from the complete Bach Sonatas with Glenn Gould (CBS/RCA) to “Triple Doubles,” an album with Sharon Robinson and the Vermont Symphony which includes three double concerto premieres by Daron Hagen, Richard Danielpour, and David Ludwig (BRIDGE, 2011).
Mr. Laredo’s stewardships of the annual New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall, and the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis have become beloved educational pillars of the string community. 2012 marks the beginning of his tenure at The Cleveland Institute of Music. He concurrently holds Director posts with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Music at the Y series in New York and the Linton Chamber Music Series in Cincinnati.