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Power, Lawrence (viola)
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Lawrence Power (viola)

Lawrence Power is one of the foremost violists today and has was shortlisted for the 2015 Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award. Lawrence has performed Berlioz’s Harold in Italy with the Hallé Orchestra and Ryan Wigglesworth; James MacMillan’s Concerto with the Odense Symphony and hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt; Walton’s Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; and the Schnittke Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Lawrence Power was Artist in Residence with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2012–13 season and enjoys a close relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he gave the premiere of MacMillan’s Viola Concerto, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, to huge critical acclaim. He has also performed the Walton Concerto conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Britten’s Lachrymae conducted by Jurowski.

A keen champion of contemporary music, Lawrence gave the UK premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s concerto Remnants of Song at the 2012 BBC Proms, the world premiere of Luke Bedford’s Wonderful two-headed nightingale and the world premiere of Charlotte Bray’s Invisible cities at the 2012 Verbier Festival. Lawrence regularly collaborates with Maxim Vengerov and recently performed with him at the Barbican Centre in London. He continues his concert partnership with pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips, which included a US tour in 2015.

Lawrence Power is International Professor of Viola at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. He is also founder and Artistic Director of the West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival. Lawrence is also Artistic Director of the English Chamber Orchestra Charitable Trust.


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