Born in Lugano, Laura Ponti studied bassoon at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève in Kim Walker’s class, graduating with honours. She went on to perfect her skills in Roger Birnstingl’s class, obtaining a Premier Prix de Virtuosité as well as the Prix Patek Philippe and the Prix de la Ville de Genève. She was admitted to Sergio Azzolini’s class at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, where she obtained her concert diploma in 1996.

Between 1995 and 1996, she was principal bassoon with the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester under Bernard Haitink, Claudio Abbado and Ivan Fischer. She then joined the Orchestre Symphonique de Bienne, with whom she performed during the 1997 season. From 2003 to 2005, she held the position of interim second bassoon with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra.

After teaching at the Bienne and Pully Schools of Music, she is currently bassoon teacher at the Lausanne School of Music.

Laura Ponti is a member of the Orchestre de Chambre Fribourgeois.