Mr. Gregory Lawrence
Gregory Lawrence, Conductor
Bachelor of Music in Performance (violin) at San Diego State University
studied with Dr. Theodore Brunson, with a strong emphasis in the Suzuki Violin School
, and Mr. Howard Hill.
then continued his
post graduate studies with Eudice Shapiro at the University of Southern California
, and later with Mr. Noumi Fischer at his
studio in Glendale.
professional performing career has afforded him a wonderfully varied background in many different musical genres.
He has worked with the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Opera, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Starlight Opera, and the San Diego Lyric Opera.
also worked three tours with the Montovani Orchestra, including a three week tour of Japan.
Greg has also worked with Orquesta de Baja in Tijuana, Mexico, as a violinist and subcontractor.
In January 2001, he founded the Cabrillo Chamber Orchestra, a professional 12-15 piece ensemble which specializes in the literature of the baroque, rococo and early classical periods.
Greg's first exposure to orchestral playing was in his
junior year of high school in 1971.
He then joined the Civic Youth Orchestra under the baton of late GREAT Dr. Robert Emile.
has enjoyed many brilliant musical experiences in his
30 years of playing professionally, Greg states:
"I can honestly say, my most beloved memories thus far in my life as a musician exist with my short three year tenure with the Civic Youth Orchestra
and Dr. Robert Emile.
Very few conductors since taught me anything new about the art of orchestral playing."
also maintains a private teaching studio of over 30 students.