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.
Current and Past clients include mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, violinist Robyn Bollinger, Ekstasis Duo, conductors Mei-Ann Shen, Janna Hymes, and Lawrence Golan, The Solti Foundation U.S., English composer Andrew Downes’ CD The God Marduk, the record label NSS MUSIC, the future opening of the new home (education and performance center) of Indian Hill Music, sopranos Liudmyla Monastyrska and Hyesang Park; baritone Mark Delavan; tenor Paul Appleby; flutist Marina Piccinini; violinist Vadim Gluzman; pianists Diane Walsh and Gabriela Martinez; conductors Rebecca Miller, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Martin Pearlman, and Edward Elwyn Jones; Mercury (Chamber Orchestra), the American String Quartet; Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; Mainly Mozart (San Diego chamber music festival); the inaugural and second season of violinist Vadim Gluzman/pianist Angela Yoffe's North Shore Chamber Music Festival; 2010 opening of Rockport Music's new Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA; promotion of acoustician Chris Jaffe’s book on spaces for music, published by Norton (2010); the 2009 Broadway debut of pianist Diane Walsh with Jane Fonda in Moises Kaufman's 33 Variations; The Music Institute of Chicago; 2009 Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; the spring 2008 NY area productions of Lee Hoiby's operas The Tempest and This Is the Rill Speaking; January 2007 Lincoln Center concert of pianist Jorge Federico Osorio presented by Roosevelt University’s Chicago College Of Performing Arts; Cliburn Foundation’s 2007 International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs; the October 2007 debut North American tour of the KlangVerwaltung Munich Bavarian Philharmonic Orchestra; and the November 2007 memorial event at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the late Russell Johnson.
Current PR consultancies include violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Company founder 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.
Laura Grant, founder
A public relations specialist with over two decades of experience in the arts, Laura Grant 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. Included amongst her accomplishments was 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's clients included: soprano Renée Fleming; violinists Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Corey Cerovsek; cellist Daniel Muller-Schott; flutist/author/television correspondent Eugenia Zukerman; pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Russell Sherman; conductors Dennis Russell Davies, Christoph Eschenbach, Roberto Abbado, the late Christopher Keene, Andrew Litton (Dallas Symphony Orchestra), Zdenek Macal (New Jersey Symphony Orchestra), Rachael Worby, David Robertson, and the late Sir Georg Solti; and the Avery Fisher Artist Program and the Seaver/NEA Award. Ms. Grant also worked on press for national/international tours for including the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.