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Power, Lawrence (viola)
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Lawrence Power (viola)

Lawrence Power is one of today’s foremost violists. In demand worldwide as a recitalist, soloist and chamber music partner, his artistry and penetrating musicianship gain him constant plaudits around the world.

Over the past decade, he has become a regular performer with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Stockholm, Bergen and Warsaw Philharmonic orchestras and the Philharmonia, BBC Scottish Symphony and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras. He is Artist in Residence with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and he has also forged a close relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, he has established a strong presence in Australia with the Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony orchestras.

He regularly collaborates with the violinists Maxim Vengerov and Joshua Bell, and has established a duo partnership with pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips. His recital credits include performances at Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center New York, LSO St Luke’s, and other prestigious UK and European venues and festivals.

As a fervent champion of contemporary music, Lawrence has developed a large repertoire of new works. He gave the UK premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s concerto Remnants of Song at the 2012 BBC Proms, and the premieres of scores written for him, including Salonen’s Pentatonic Étude, Turnage’s Power Play, Anderson’s Prayer, Goehr’s Hymn to Night, MacMillan’s viola concerto and Watkins’s Fantasy.

Power’s Gramophone Award-nominated recordings for Hyperion include Bartók, Rósza, Walton and Rubbra’s viola concertos, Shostakovich and Brahms’ viola sonatas, and York Bowen’s complete works for viola and piano with Simon Crawford-Phillips. His Hindemith survey stands as a benchmark recording of the composer’s complete works for solo viola, while Fin de siècle, again made with Simon Crawford-Phillips, included premiere recordings of works by Büsser, Hüe and Honnoré, together with compositions by Chausson, Debussy, Enescu and Ravel.

Lawrence Power is founder and Artistic Director of West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival.


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