Laura Hairgrove Randall is a classically trained flutist, traverso player and arts entrepreneur based in the Boston/Providence metro area. Known for her warm sound and expressive interpretation on both modern and historical flutes, Laura is a creatively oriented chamber musician passionate about projects that emphasize the culture shaping potential and community building aspects of music making.
Laura’s notable projects include founding and directing the Halo Ensemble, an international artists’ collaborative that explores the connections between faith, art and community. Most recently Laura founded the Boston based RC Duo with pianist Fangfei Chen, Aria di Tre with soprano Joelle Lachance and harpsichordist Michelle Auh, and Wires & Woods with violinist Nelli Jabotinsky, cellist Denise Fan and harpsichordist Kevin Devine.
A historical performance enthusiast, Laura appeared as an obbligato soloist, orchestral and chamber musician with the American Bach Soloists as part of the 2015 Festival, where her performance was lauded as “memorable” by the San Francisco Examiner. Equally at home with contemporary music, Laura has been engaged to premiere several new works, including participation in the commission and world premiere of Geoff Knorr’s Three Songs for Chamber Ensemble at the Helsinki Festival in Helsinki, Finland.
Laura holds degrees from Boston University (Graduate Performance Diploma in flute performance), Longy School of Music (Master of Music in flute performance), and Cornell University (Bachelor of Arts in music). Laura is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Historical Performance at Boston University with Christopher Krueger.
When not playing the flute, Laura can be found exploring other creative and recreational interests including oil painting, cooking, running and probing through the latest in contemporary fiction in the hopes of one day discovering this generation’s Jane Austen. Laura lives with her husband Bob and their mischievous Siberian cat Anastasia in Swansea, MA. Website: www.laurarandall.net