Laura J. Goldberg was born in Washington, D.C., and has won prizes at the Banff, Coleman, and Fischoff competitions. She is a founding member of the Cassatt and Rossetti string quartets and has given concerts worldwide including concertos with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Norfolk Orchestra. She is the recipient of a Wardwell Fellowship at Yale University and has had residencies at The Juilliard School, Tanglewood Festival, and Caramoor Festival. Goldberg is director of music at Belvoir Terrace, a performing-arts summer program in Lenox, Mass. She is also the founder of ArtsAhimsa … Music and the Arts to Promote Non-Violence. She holds BM and MM degrees from Juilliard. She has studied violin with Lewis Kaplan, Margaret Pardee, Charles Castleman, and Nancy Cirillo; and chamber music with the Juilliard String Quartet and Tokyo String Quartet, and with Ben Zander, Josef Gingold, and Felix Galimir. Goldberg has been on Juilliard’s Pre-College faculty since 1985.