Grant Communications is a public relations firm providing publicity and consulting services to musicians, arts organizations, and foundations. The company provides local, nationwide and international public relations services specially tailored and designed to each clients' needs, focusing on quality media coverage and reaching audiences across the range of today’s complex media landscape, from traditional outlets, to websites, social media and publicity/press materials.
Since opening its doors in 2006, clients have included the record label NSS MUSIC (founded by violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg), the January 2007 Lincoln Center concert of pianist Jorge Federico Osorio presented by Roosevelt University’s Chicago College Of Performing Arts, the Cliburn Foundation’s 2007 International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, the October 2007 debut North American tour of the KlangVerwaltung Munich Bavarian Philharmonic Orchestra, the November 2007 memorial event at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the late Russell Johnson, the spring 2008 New York area productions of Lee Hoiby's operas The Tempest and This Is the Rill Speaking, the 2009 debut of pianist Diane Walsh in her Broadway debut with Jane Fonda in Moises Kaufman's 33 Variations, the Music Institute of Chicago, the 2009 Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the summer 2010 opening of Rockport Music's new Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts, baritone Mark Delavan, the American String Quartet, conductor Rebecca Miller, conductors Joseph Colaneri, Martin Pearlman, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and Ramon Tebar, composer/singer/pianist Clarice Assad, tenor Paul Appleby, The Parker Quartet, The North Shore Chamber Music Festival, The Rubin Institute for Music Criticism, Fort Worth Opera, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Mainly Mozart in San Diego, and Sarasota Opera's Verdi Cycle, among others.
Current clients include: violinists Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Robyn Bollinger, flutist Marina Piccinini, pianist Gabriela Martinez, conductors Mei-Ann Chen and Janna Hymes, mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, sopranos Liudmyla Monastyrska and Hyesang Park, SHUFFLE Ensemble, the record label NSS MUSIC, Mercury, The Solti Foundation U.S., and various music related projects including Indian Hill Music's new home opening in 2020.
Laura Grant, Founder
Laura Grant, founder of Grant Communications, brings extensive public relations experience to every working relationship. Prior to opening Grant Communications, for over twelve years she served as a publicist for M.L. FALCONE, Public Relations in New York City, promoting artists, organizations and events, and was responsible for the conceptualization and implementation of long- and short-term public relations strategies to create public awareness of and promote clients’ images and activities in the media. While at M.L. FALCONE, Public Relations, clients included: violinists Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Corey Cerovsek, pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Russell Sherman, soprano Renée Fleming, flutist/author/television correspondent Eugenia Zukerman, conductors Dennis Russell Davies, Christoph Eschenbach, Andrew Litton (Dallas Symphony Orchestra), Zdenek Macal (New Jersey Symphony Orchestra), Rachael Worby and David Robertson, cellist Daniel Muller-Schott, the Avery Fisher Artist Program and the Seaver/NEA Award. Ms. Grant also worked on press for national/international tours for clients such as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to her work with the company's clients, Ms. Grant serves as a publicity consultant to students in the Artist Diploma Program at The Juilliard School.
Grant Communications is conveniently located in northern Massachusetts and on the Upper West Side in New York City, making travel to clients an easy plane or train ride from Boston or New York City.
Grant Communications works in collaboration with Bermbach Communications in Germany.