Jaime Laredo is de enige Boliviaanse winnaar Elisabethwedstrijd. Dat was in 1959 en hij speelde het vioolconcerto van Sibelius.
His Carnegie Hall recital in October 1960 was much praised, and helped to launch his career. The next year, he played at Royal Albert Hall in London. Afterwards, he has played with many major European and American orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, The Children’s Orchestra Society and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He also plays viola, and has recorded piano quartets with Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, and Emanuel Ax. In addition, he collaborated with pianist Glenn Gould. He is the violinist of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, along with pianist Joseph Kalichstein and his wife cellist Sharon Robinson. He has been the conductor of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra since 1999.