Lauren Cony received her B.A. in Piano from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and her M.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her principal teachers include Sharon Mann, Paul Hersh, Pola Baytelman, and Laurette Goldberg on harpsichord. She teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory and the San Francisco Community Music Center, and maintains a busy private studio. She has a wide range of performing experience, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Lauren is an alumna of the Bowdoin Summer Chamber Music Festival, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and Oberlin in Casalmaggiore, Italy, and has played in master classes given by acclaimed artists Ruth Laredo, James Barbagallo, and Menahem Pressler. In March of 2002, she was the first musician to be sponsored by the Helen von Ammon fund for emerging artists, playing a solo recital on the Noontime Concert Series at St. Patrick’s Church in San Francisco.
As an avid chamber musician, she has appeared in concert at Old St. Mary’s and St. Patrick’s Church on the Noontime Series, Berkeley’s Hillside Concerts, the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, and the CMC’s Shenson Faculty Concert series. She also frequently collaborates with 4-hand partner Jennifer Peringer in piano duet recitals, and has performed with distinguished artists such as soprano Lucine Amara and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. In June of 2006, she performed Mozart’s Concerto K. 467 at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center with the CMC orchestra, as a winner of the Center’s faculty piano concerto competition.