Jaime Laredo


Jaime Laredo Photo credit: Christian Steiner

For over six decades, Jaime Laredo has excelled in the roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist, pedagogue, and chamber musician. Since his orchestral debut at the age of eleven with the San Francisco Symphony, he has won the admiration and respect of audiences, critics and fellow musicians with passionate and polished performances. At seventeen, Bolivian-born Laredo won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Competition, launching his rise to international prominence. In addition to championing many new works throughout his career, conducting and performing highlights include the Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco, London and BBC symphonies, Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras. Laredo has recorded nearly one hundred discs, including a Grammy Award-winning disc of Brahms Piano Quartets with Emanuel Ax, Isaac Stern and Yo-Yo Ma. His recordings range from collaborations with Glenn Gould, to double concertos with violinist Jennifer Koh and cellist Sharon Robinson plus award-winning recordings with the beloved Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, with whom he toured for 45 years. A 23-CD Box Set on Sony Classical celebrates Laredo's extraordinary recorded legacy. Laredo’s stewardship of the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall and the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis are beloved educational pillars of the musical community. He served for decades as Music Director of the Vermont Symphony and as Artistic Director of the Chamber Music at the Y in New York. 2023 marks Laredo’s 12th year at the Cleveland Institute of Music.