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Lawrence has worked with leading conductors in both early and contemporary music, including René Jacobs, Ottavio Dantone, William Christie, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Ivor Bolton, Emmanuelle Haïm, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Alessandro De Marchi, Leonardo García Alarcón, Christian Curnyn, David Bates, Paul Goodwin, Martyn Brabbins, James Conlon, and Simone Young. He has premiered new works by Jonathan Dove (Hojoki), Thomas Adès (The Tempest), Rolf Riehm (Sirenen, Die Tode des Orpheus), and Iain Bell (These motley fools).
A keen Handelian, his extensive discography includes the operas and oratorios Giulio Cesare, Rodelinda, Rinaldo, Serse, Riccardo Primo, Lotario, Partenope, Fernando Ré di Castiglia, Saul, Deborah, Athalia and Messiah. His solo recordings include Handel Uncaged (Handel’s alto cantatas including a world premiere of Amore Uccellatore), Byrdland (Dowland, Byrd, and Purcell with the Paragon Saxophone Quartet), Lunarcy (lute songs with Shizuko Noiri), and A Royal Trio (opera arias by Handel, Bononcini, and Ariosti). He recently collaborated with Wolfgang Katschner and Vivica Genaux in exploring gender ambiguity and disguise on Baroque Gender Stories, as well as a world premiere recording of Jonathan Dove’s Hojoki with the BBC Philharmonic. With a PhD in Music from Queen’s University Belfast, Lawrence regularly gives masterclasses, lectures and vocal workshops throughout the world and is a Lecturer in Music at Newcastle University.