piccolo player who acquired his performance certificate at the Academie Internationale in France.
whom he has performed include the American Ballet Theatre, Hollywood Bowl
Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles
Philharmonic, Southwest Chamber Music, the Southwest Chamber Orchestra, and
the Toyon Woodwind Quintet.
October 1989, the Toyon Woodwind Quintet
performed French music from the 19th and 20th centuries
in the Fine Arts Concert Hall at the University
of California, Irvine.
drummer Jack Dilanni, pianist Rick Rowley and
bassist Nicolas Tsolainos interpreted Claude Bolling’s “Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano”
at the 18th Annual Sunflower Music Festival in White Concert
Hall on 18th June 2004.
November 2005, Southwest Chamber Music presented Johannes Brahms’ “Quintet
for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115”, Walter Piston’s “Quintet
for Flute and Strings” and Kaija Saariaho’s “Six Japanese Gardens” at
the Norton Simon Museum Theatre in Pasadena, California.
up Luciano Berio’s
“Folk Songs”, Claude Debussy’s “Syrinx”
and Lou Harrison’s “Suite for Cello and Harp” at
Huntington Library on 20th July 2007.
February 2008, Lawrence and pianist Ming Tsu appeared
at Boston Court
where they sandwiched Theo Musgrave’s “Piccolo Play” in
between flute sonatas by Sergei Prokofiev and Franz Schubert.
He was one of
the musicians who accompanied the Los Angeles Master Chorale in the world
premiere of Chinary Ung’s
“SPIRAL XII: Space
Between Heaven and Earth” at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California,
on 9th November 2008.
April 2009, he and harpsichordist Patricia Mabee were
the featured soloists when Southwest Chamber Music took the stage at the Armory Center
for the Arts in Pasadena. Their program comprised Johann
Sebastian Bach’s “Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1038”, Toru
Takemitsu’s “Air for Flute Solo”,
“Rain Dreaming for Harpsichord” and “Rocking Mirror
Daybreak”, and Georg Philipp Telemann’s “Suite in A
minor, TWV55: A2”.
Angeles Philharmonic teamed up with conductor Gustavo Dudamel
and mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor at Barbican Hall on 27th
January 2011. The evening
opened with “Slonimsky’s Earbox” by John Adams and concluded with a pair
of symphonies: “Symphony
No. 1” (“Jeremiah”) by Leonard Bernstein and “Symphony
No. 7” by Ludwig van Beethoven”.
January 2011, they were back at Barbican Hall with the same conductor in a
performance of “Symphony No. 9” by Gustav Mahler.
Chamber Orchestra appeared at the Hanoi Opera House on 22nd April
2012. They gave the Asian
premiere of “On Conversing with Paradise”
by Elliott Carter and the world premieres of “Pho” by Vu Nhat Tan, “Still Distant, Still
Here” by Kurt Rohde, “Thang
Long” by Pham Minh Thanh and “Within
Earth, Wood Grows” by Alexandra du Bois. The concert was capped off with Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland.
which Lawrence appears include the complete
chamber music of Carlos Chavez on the Cambria
label and Illluminations
by Josh Groban.
In the field
of music education, he has served as a lecturer in flute at the aforementioned
University of California, Irvine.