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Laura Sgroi: Biography

Laura Sgroi
1986 -
Region: Ontario

Laura Sgroi

Dr. Laura Sgroi (Silberberg) recently completed her Doctoral degree in music composition at the University of Toronto. She has composed music in a variety of genres including orchestral, chamber, choral, electroacoustic and top 40/popular music. Her compositions and piano improvisations have been featured live on CBC Radio's Here and Now three times and twice on Metro Morning.

She is the youngest composer featured on the album "Woman Runs with Wolves" (Centrediscs, 2013) by percussionist Beverley Johnston. She is also the youngest composer featured on the 2016 Juno Nominated Album "Spin Cycle" (Centrediscs, 2015) performed by the Afiara String Quartet and DJ Skratch Bastid.

Laura also composes music for film. She performs live improvised piano accompaniment for silent films at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre and has performed at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as the Toronto Silent Film Festival.

Laura was included in the list of 50 up and coming young Canadians under 30 by Maclean's Magazine when she was only sixteen. She is a five-time recipient of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and was awarded the prestigious William and Phyllis Waters Graduating Scholarship from the University of Toronto. In 2015, Laura was included in CBC's list of the 30 hottest classical musicians under 30.

Laura is currently the composer-in-residence for the Cantabile Chamber Singers and teaches composition at the Royal Conservatory's Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists.

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