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Laureta a first-generation Filipino-American, hails from Uniondale, New York. A prizewinner in national competitions held by the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Music Teachers National Association, and the YoungArts Foundation, as well as a 2019 recipient of the Juilliard Career Grant, Laureta been profiled and featured on Interlochen Public Radio, WKCR and SiriusXM.

Laureta has spent recent summers at the Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Manchester Music Festival, Texas Music Festival and Aspen Music Festival as a New Horizons Fellow, the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, and the Orpheus@Mannes Institute and has received invitations to the Pacific Music Festival, the Spoleto Music Festival, and the Music Academy of the West. Recent orchestral associations include the Symphony of Westchester, Symphony in C, and the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra with appearances alongside Joshua Bell at the 25th anniversary gala of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Vijay Iyer in a performance of his own multimedia work Radhe Radhe.

As former violist of the Madkoi Quartet, Laureta has collaborated with fashion magazine Uomo Moderno in a performance for the Italian royal family and received mention in a BBC Music article on Groupmuse. With the Madkoi Quartet and as an independent collaborator, Laureta has premiered works by Adam Cuthbért, Josefino Chino Toledo, and Rolf Wallin in North America and beyond. Laureta received a Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School on a full-tuition Susan W. Rose Graduate Fellowship, studying with Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, and Matthew Lipman, and completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music under Karen Ritscher on a full scholarship after graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy at the age of sixteen with its highest musical honor, the Young Artist Award.

Laureta studied chamber music with members of the Juilliard, Cavani, and American string quartets, and participated in masterclasses with Jennifer Koh, Kim Kashkashian, and Cynthia Phelps. Laureta began formal musical training at the age of fourteen through the Mannes Preparatory Division and counts among mentors Matthew Lipman, Renee Skerik, and Anne Lanzilotti. Laureta served as a Teaching Fellow at the Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program, substitute viola and chamber music instructor at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division and as a teaching assistant at Interlochen Arts Camp.

For rhythm, Laureta studies poetry.