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Laura Karpman

Composer

Laura brings to her music feverish imagination, impeccable musicianship, complexity, versatility, unbridled joy, and fearlessness. In the words of George Manahan, music director of New York City Opera, Karpman’s work exhibits “a rare combination of heart and groin.” Having scored numerous television and film productions, Karpman has won four Emmys, and been nominated for seven more. Her acclaimed musical extravaganza “Ask Your Mama,” co-created with renowned soprano Jessye Norman, premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2009, and was reprised in 2013. Karpman was named one of the most important women in Hollywood by VARIETY, and teaches music and film composition at UCLA and the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain.