Laura Wilcox comes from a family of musicians; her early violin/viola studies were with her father, Edward Wilcox, and Paul Rolland. Her teachers include Charles Castleman, Emanuel Vardi, John Graham; and chamber music with Robert Levin, the Orford, Cleveland, Emerson, American, and Juilliard string quartets. Laura performed with the Atlantic String Quartet in Newfoundland – Canada; Les Violons du Roy in Quebec – Canada; Principal Violist with OSESP; São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra – Brazil; was first violinist with the Alabama Symphony orchestra, Principal Second Violin with the Savannah Symphony; and has participated in international festivals: Aspen; Grand Tetons; Banff; Bravo!, Colorado; Killington; Sound Symposium-Newfoundland; Groundswell, Manitoba; Miso Music Portugal; Campos do Jordan, Brazil; and has performed and recorded for CBC Radio/TV, Canada and the SNE, Centaur, and Albany record labels.
Laura graduated from McGill University and later in life returned to academics for a BA: cognate in music education from FIU, School of Music. She was a founding member of the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble and founder of Miami Youth for Chamber Music (MyCM). Her commitment to chamber music performance and teaching in Miami includes being active with arts organizations and partnerships to provide opportunities for Miami-Dade’s young musicians.