Lawrence Power, viola

Lawrence Power is one of today’s foremost violists, in demand worldwide as a recitalist, soloist and chamber music partner. Over the past decade, he became a regular guest with orchestras such as Chicago and Boston Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Stockholm, Bergen Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Scottish Symphony and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. In addition, with the Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony orchestras, he established a strong presence in Australia where he returns in 2018 to ‘play direct’ at the Australian National Academy of Music. Highlights in 2017-18 include his debut with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Staatsoper Kassel, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Daniel Hope at the Zurich Chamber Orchestra opening concert, recitals in Dresden Music Festival, USA Savannah Festival and a concert series at London’s Kings Place.


As a fervent champion of contemporary music, Lawrence Power has developed a large repertoire of new works. He gave the UK premiere of Neuwirth’s concerto Remnants of Song at the 2012 BBC Proms, and the world 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.


His recital credits include performances at Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke’s, Lincoln Center NY. Artist in Residence with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, he has also forged a close relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Power’s Hyperion recordings include Bartók, Rósza, Walton and Rubbra’s concertos, Shostakovich and Brahms’ viola sonatas, and York Bowen’s complete works for viola and piano. His 3-disc Hindemith survey stands as a benchmark of the composer’s complete works for viola. His release Fin de Siècle

includes among others premiere recordings of works by Büsser, Hüe and Honnoré. His next releases include Berlioz’s Harold in Italy with Bergen Philharmonic.

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