Grant Communications is a full-service public relations firm focusing on the arts. We provide personalized local, nationwide and international publicity and consulting services to a diverse and exciting roster of artists, musicians, organizations, and foundations ranging from emerging talent to established household names. We specialize in developing and executing communications strategies specifically tailored to each client, thoughtfully designed to accomplish the goals of creating and advancing public awareness of each client's unique story and talents, image and activities.
Founder Laura Grant is a public relations specialist with over two decades of experience in the arts. She has successfully strategized, conceptualized and implemented public relations campaigns on the national and international levels to share each client's story, creating public awareness of and promote clients' images and activities in the media, including performances, books, recordings, movies, radio, tv and in-person appearances.
Before launching Grant Communications in 2006, Ms. Grant worked as a publicist for M.L. FALCONE, Public Relations in New York City where she was responsible for the conceptualization and implementation of long- and short-term public relations strategies for a variety of artists and organizations, securing pieces in major international and national publications (newspapers, magazines and webzines) as well as local outlets, radio, and tv. (She maintains a close friendship with Mary Lou Falcone, who mentored her in the field.) Unique accomplishments included the Magazine Publishers of America's READ poster campaign for the American Library Association for soprano Renée Fleming and promotion of her book, The Inner Voice, published by Viking Penguin (2004) and released in paperback by Penguin the following year, and Sesame Street appearances for both Ms. Fleming and violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Ms. Grant also worked on press for national / international tours for the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Grant’s work is based in Massachusetts and New York when not traveling for her clients.
Current and Past clients include:
Vocalists: soprano Renée Fleming; soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska; soprano Hera Hyesang Park; mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught; tenor Paul Appleby; baritone Mark Delavan
Instrumentalists: Woodwinds: flutist Marina Piccinini; flutist/author/television correspondent Eugenia Zukerman; violinists Robyn Bollinger; Corey Cerovsek; Vadim Gluzman; and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; cellist Daniel Muller-Schott; pianists Gabriela Martinez; Jorge Federico Osorio; Russell Sherman; Jean-Yves Thibaudet; and Diane Walsh
Ensembles: American String Quartet; Ekstasis Duo; Mercury (Chamber Orchestra); SHUFFLE Concert; Symphony NH
Conductors: Roberto Abbado; Dennis Russell Davies; Christoph Eschenbach; Lawrence Golan; Janna Hymes; Edward Elwyn Jones; the late Christopher Keene; Andrew Litton (Dallas Symphony Orchestra); Zdenek Macal (New Jersey Symphony Orchestra); Rebecca Miller; Martin Pearlman; Carlos Miguel Prieto; David Robertson; Mei-Ann Shen; the late Sir Georg Solti; Rachael Worby
Composers: Brazilian-American composer/pianist/vocalist Clarice Assad; British composer Andrew Downes; Australian/Canadian composer Julien Revie
Organizations: Avery Fisher Artist Program; Indian Hill Music; New England Conservatory; Mainly Mozart (San Diego, CA); Music Institute of Chicago; 2010 opening of Rockport Music's new Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA; North Shore Chamber Music Festival; NSS MUSIC Record Label; Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; Seaver/NEA Award; The Solti Foundation U.S.; Van Cliburn International and Amateur Piano Competitions
Special Projects Include: publicity of the 2013 Georg Solti Accademia partnership with The Juilliard School for the first-ever New York City Richard Bonynge Public Masterclass, part of the Accademia’s tenth anniversary celebration; promotion of acoustician Chris Jaffe’s book on spaces for music, published by Norton (2010); Broadway debut of pianist Diane Walsh with Jane Fonda in Moises Kaufman's 33 Variations (2009); Lee Hoiby's operas The Tempest and This Is the Rill Speaking (2008 NY area productions); January 2007 Lincoln Center concert of pianist Jorge Federico Osorio presented by Roosevelt University’s Chicago College Of Performing Arts; October 2007 debut North American tour of the KlangVerwaltung Munich Bavarian Philharmonic Orchestra; November 2007 memorial event at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the late Russell Johnson.
Laura Grant also serves as a public relations consultant to The Juilliard School's Artist Diploma Program, working one-on-one with each artist in the program on social media, websites, press materials, and interview prepping.