Laura Gaynon is an active performer of modern and baroque cello and viola da gamba, based in San Francisco. Laura has performed with the American Bach Soloists, with the unconducted orchestra One Found Sound, and as a founding member of the baroque ensemble MUSA. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with Kim Kashkashian, Krista Bennion-Feeney, Geoff Nuttall, Bonnie Hampton, Paul Hersh, and Ian Swensen. She has performed at numerous festivals, including the American Bach Soloists Academy, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Taos School of Music, and the 2012 International Piatigorsky Cello Masterclasses at USC. Laura earned a bachelor’s degree at Yale and graduate degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a student of Jennifer Culp. She completed an added emphasis in Historical Performance through her studies with Elisabeth Reed and Corey Jamason, and in 2013 won the Baroque Ensemble Concerto Competition.