DSO member since 1991
Laurie Goldman has been a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra since 1991. Before joining the DSO, she was a member of the Toledo and Flint symphony orchestras, and the Santa Fe Opera. In 1989, she accompanied the DSO on its successful 14-city European tour.
Laurie began her violin studies at the age of 4. She earned a B.A. in biology, magna cum laude, from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and continued her studies at the University of Michigan, where she received a Master of Music degree. Her principal teachers include David Arben, Camilla Wicks and Joseph Silverstein.
Laurie has made numerous appearances as a soloist in the Detroit area, appearing with the orchestras of Toledo, Dearborn and Allen Park, among others. She made her Detroit Symphony Orchestra solo debut in 1996. Also active as a chamber musician, Laurie has performed in ensembles at Interlochen, the Grand Teton Music Festival and at venues in the Detroit area. She has appeared in several recitals to benefit the DSO Volunteer Council. Laurie plays a 1742 De Vitor violin made in Brescia, Italy.
When not performing, Laurie enjoys reading, traveling and relaxing with her husband David and children Arlo and Robin. The family resides in Birmingham.