Laurentiu Norocel

Violin & Viola

Laurentiu is an active performer and educator in the Reno area.

Originally from Romania, Laurentiu earned his Bachelor Degree in Violin Performance from National University of Music, Bucharest Romania. He came in the United States to pursue his Master’s Degree. In 2010 he graduated from The Boston Conservatory with a Master’s Degree in violin performance.

During his college years, Laurentiu was a regular member of the National Opera House of Bucharest and George Enescu Philharmonic, Bucharest Romania and L’orchestra I Sedici with whom he has toured extensively in Europe. He also performed as a soloist with Cape Cod Symphony and Dorchester Symphony.

Between 2015 -2018 he served as Concertmaster for The Ohio Light Opera where he performed and premiered works by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein. Laurentiu is a member of Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and guest musician with Symphony of San Jose and Santa Fe Symphony. He is also the Conductor for Reno Youth String Symphonia.

Throughout his career, Laurentiu has been afforded multiple opportunities to study and perform under the guidance of great masters such as Stefan Gheorghiu, Shmuel Ashkenasi and Joseph Silverstein. In addition to his performing career, Laurentiu is also a passionate violin and viola teacher. He served as teaching assistant at the Boston Conservatory where his responsibilities included teaching applied violin and viola to non-major students. He maintains a thriving music studio in Reno, Nevada.