Lawrence Power

Lawrence Power © Jack Liebeck
BIOGRAPHY

Over the last decade Lawrence Power has become a regular guest of the highest level orchestras such as the Chicago and Boston Symphonies, the Royal Concertgebouw, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Philharmonics of Stockholm, Bergen and Warsaw, the Philharmonia in London, the BBC Scottish Symphony or the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. He has also established a strong presence in Australia as a guest soloist with the Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras.

As an ardent supporter of contemporary music, Lawrence has premiered a wide repertoire of new works: Remnants of Song by Neuwirth at the BBC Proms 2012 or the world premieres of scores written for him, Pentatonic Study by Salonen, Power Play by Turning, Prayer by Anderson, Hymn to Night by Goehr, Viola Concerto by MacMillan and Fantasy by Watkins.

His recitals include performances at Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke's and Lincoln Center in New York City. He is also a resident artist of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and has a close relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Lawrence Power is the founder and artistic director of the West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival.

His recordings for the Hyperion label, which have been nominated for several awards, include the Bartók, Rósza, Walton and Rubbra Viola Concertos, the Shostakovich and Brahms Viola Sonatas, and the complete work for viola and piano by York Bowen. His three-disc study of Hindemith is a reference recording of the composer's complete works for solo viola. The launch of Fin de Siècle includes world premiere recordings of works by Büsser, Hüe and Honnoré, along with compositions by Chausson, Debussy, Enescu and Ravel. Power also appears in Shakespeare Songs, by Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano, winner of the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Solo Classical Vocal Album. His latest releases include Harold in Italy by Berlioz with the Bergen Philharmonic for Hyperion and Illumination by Erki-Sven Tüür with the Tapiola Sinfonietta for Ondine, both recorded in 2017.

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