Laura M. DeLuca




North High School





Laura DeLuca joined the Seattle Symphony in 1986 as a clarinetist and co-founded Seattle Chamber Players in 1989. A versatile musician and collaborator, her true passion is playing chamber music of all different styles and genres. Performances with the Seattle Chamber Players have taken her to festivals in China, Costa Rica, Moscow, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands, Estonia and Poland. Additional engagements include regular performances and recordings with Music of Remembrance (MOR), Icicle Creek Music Festival, Town Hall Series, and the Richmond Music Festival. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Youth Orchestra, Rainier and Cascade Symphonies, and Southeast Orchestra of Texas. Most recently, she has performed a concerto titled Freedom, commissioned by Russian/British composer Alissa Firsova with the Northwest Sinfonietta.

Laura has performed on dozens of recordings with the Seattle Symphony and recorded with MOR on the Hans Krasa's children's opera, Brundibar, and commissioned works by Jake Heggie, Paul Schoenfield and Lori Laitman. She is also featured on many movie soundtracks, including the solo clarinet work on the Academy Award-winning feature-length documentaries The Long Way Home(1997)and Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000).

Laura received her formal training at Northwestern University where she earned both a bachelor’s and master’s of Music in clarinet performance, studying with the celebrated orchestral clarinetist, Robert Marcellus. Her lifelong interest in the body, mind and spirit inspired her to study yoga, gyrotonics, continuum movement, meditation and Reiki. She continues to weave those disciplines into her daily life.