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Lawrence Power

Lawrence Power Viola Masterclass

Friday 13 March, 2020

We are delighted to be welcoming Lawrence Power to St Mary's Music School on March 13, 2020. Lawrence will work with a small number of pupils in an open masterclass format. 

This is an opportunity for young violists, teachers and anyone who loves viola to observe a master at work. The masterclass will take place in the Chapel at St Mary's Music School and places are limited so booking is essential. 


About Lawrence Power

"It's a fine showcase of Power's extraordinarily eloquent playing, and his ability to transform the most commonplace phrase into something magically eloquent and memorable." The Guardian

Lawrence Power is one of today’s foremost violists, in demand worldwide as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber music partner. His artistry and penetrating musicianship gain him constant plaudits around the world, reflected in turn in eloquent reviews: "no musician today better equipped to play than the minstrel-like Power" (Financial Times), "Power is something more: a profound musical personality, his every phrase new and noteworthy" (Sunday Times).

Over the past decade, he has become a regular guest performer with orchestras of the highest calibre, from the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Stockholm, Bergen and Warsaw Philharmonic orchestras to the Philharmonia, BBC Scottish Symphony and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras. In addition, as a guest soloist with the Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony orchestras, he has established a strong presence in Australia where he returns regularly to ‘play direct’ at the Australian National Academy of Music.

Recent highlights include his debut with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Staatsoper Kassel, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Daniel Hope at the Zurich Chamber Orchestra Season opening concert, his Salzburg Festival debut with Vilde Frang, as well as recitals in Dresden Music Festival, USA Savannah Festival and a concert series at London’s Kings Place. 2018- 19 has seen a residency with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and another one with Turner Sims Southampton where he will act as a curator as well as a performer.

Read Lawrence's full biography here. 


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