Briton Lawrence Power is one of the world’s foremost violists, in demand worldwide as a concerto soloist and chamber music partner. His artistry and penetrating musicianship have garnered him consistent acclaim around the world.
Over the past decade he has been a regular guest with orchestras of the highest calibre, from the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Bergen and Warsaw Philharmonic orchestras to the Philharmonia in London, the BBC Scottish Symphony and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras. In addition, he has established a strong presence in Australia.
As a fervent champion of contemporary music, Lawrence has developed a large repertoire of new works by well-known composers such as Olga Neuwirth, Esa Pekka Salonen, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Julian Anderson, Alexander Goehr, James MacMillan and Huw Watkins.
His recital credits include performances at Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke’s and Lincoln Centre in New York, where he regularly performs with pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips, violinist Maxim Vengerov and Joshua Bell. He has served as Artist in Residence with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and has also forged a close relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lawrence Power has recorded numerous solo and chamber works for the Hyperion label, many of which have won awards. Mr. Power also features on Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano’s Shakespeare Songs, joint winner of the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album.
He is the founder and Artistic Director of West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival in England.