Clarinetist Laura DeLuca joined the Seattle Symphony in 1986. She is also a co-founding member of Seattle Chamber Players, a contemporary music ensemble formed in 1989, boasting nearly 100 commissioned works. Music has been her passport to the world, with opportunities to perform in historic concert halls in Europe, Russia, China and South America. Closer to home, DeLuca regularly performs with Music of Remembrance and the Icicle Creek series, and has soloed with the Seattle Symphony, and the Seattle Youth, Cascade and Rainier symphonies. On February 11, 2011, a day of historic political uprising in Egypt (and her birthday), she premiered a newly commissioned concerto, Freedom, by Alissa Firsova, with the Northwest Sinfonietta. DeLuca has performed on over 100 recordings and has worked with distinguished composers and performers such as Jake Heggie, John Zorn, Paul Schoenfield and Artur Avanesov.
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