String Faculty


Instructor in Cello

Laura Ospina completed her advanced studies with the polish pedagogue Henryk Zarzycki at the National University of Colombia in 2002. In 1999 she won the national competition “Roberto Mantilla” performing as soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of Colombia and afterwards as soloist with the foremost orchestras in Colombia. She has presented recitals in all the main concert halls across Colombia.

From 1999 to 2000 Ms. Ospina was Principal Cellist of the Cundinamarca's Philharmonic Orchestra, Assistant Principal at Bogota's Philharmonic Orchestra from 2000 to 2003, and as Principal Cellist at the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia from 2003 to 2008.

In recent years Ms. Ospina has been active teaching. From 2004 to 2008 she served as the Cello professor at the Central University of Bogota and at the University of Andes. Laura has been part of uch international Festivals as FOSJA (Puerto Rico), International Piano Festival (Colombia), Carlos Prieto Cello Competition (Mexico), Chamber Music Festival (Cuba), Sabaudia Music Festival (Italy), Carpineto Romano (Italy), and National University Cello Festival, (Colombia).

In 2009 she was an invited soloist with the Holguin Symphony in Cuba, and during 2010 and 2011 she was part of the International Chamber Orchestra in Rome, Italy. In 2013 she was soloist with Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, USA, and Latina Philharmonia in Italy.

In 2012 Ms. Ospina completed her Master of Music degree at TCU under the tutelage of Dr. Jesús Castro Balbi. Currently she serves as Principal Cello with the Las Colinas Symphony and the San Angelo Symphony, as well as cello faculty member at Mountain View College, BSharp Music Program of Choice, and Fort Worth Country Day School.

Laura lives in Fort Worth with her husband, Italian clarinetist Ivan Petruzziello and her two children, Tomas and Olivia.

MM – Texas Christian University
BM - National University of Colombia