Research Areas

Women Composers; Women Composers Ibero-America; Latin American Women Music Arrangers; Ethnicity and Early Music; Opera and Oratorio by Women Composers


M.M., Indiana University

Graduate Diploma, Longy School of Music

B.A., College of Saint Scholastica


La Donna Musicale


Laury Gutierrez

Laury Gutierrez

Laury Gutierrez

"Praised as “a first-rate instrumentalist” (Boston Globe), Venezuelan viola da gambist and music scholar Laury Gutiérrez specializes in music by women composers and early music from Ibero-America. She holds degrees in Historical Performance from Indiana University, Longy School of Music, and the College of Saint Scholastica, and has received fellowships and scholarships from these institutions as well as Boston University.  She is the founding director of La Donna Musicale, a non-profit organization that promotes, performs, and preserves music by women composers. Their four groundbreaking CDs, featuring works of Antonia Bembo, Anna Bon, and others, have received national and international critical acclaim.  The Bon CD, La virtusosa di Venezia, was the winner of the 2011 Arts and Media Project Award from The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. Ms. Gutiérrez received the Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho, Venezuela’s most prestigious scholarship award for study abroad, among other top awards and recognitions. She is also recipient of the rarely awarded National Interest Waiver, granted by the U.S. government to noncitizens “who because of their exceptional ability... will substantially benefit the national economy, cultural, or educational interests or welfare of the United States.” Ms. Gutiérrez was a 2009 Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Current Projects

This year, I will be focusing on women composers in Ibero-America as a general theme, and specifically those women who both arranged folkloric music and/or wrote compositions based on folkloric material.

Representative Publications

Gutiérrez, Laury. “Anna Bon: La virtuosa di Venezia,” La Donna Musicale, 2010. 

Latin-Baroque CD with RUMBARROCO, 2014