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Laura Jeppesen '71MM receives GRAMMY and Harvard Honors

Laura Jeppesen

Alumna Laura Jeppesen '71 MM has recently received awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and Harvard University. She was part of the Boston Early Music Festival team that won a 2015 GRAMMY for "Best Opera Recording," Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs for CPO (Classic Produktion Osnabrück).

She also recently received an award from Harvard University for excellence in teaching, reflecting student evaluations in a course on Renaissance music in which she taught students to play the viola da gamba.

More about Laura Jeppesen
As a teacher of the viola da gamba, Ms. Jeppesen specializes in music of the French Baroque, and is an exponent of the composer Marin Marais (1656-1728). Ms. Jeppesen teaches viola da gamba at Boston University, Wellesley College and has a private studio.

Ms. Jeppesen is principal violist of Boston Baroque and plays viola and viola da gamba with many Boston-based ensembles including The Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, The Boston Museum Trio and The Handel and Haydn Society.