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Violinist.com Interviews: Vol. 1

Our exclusive, one-on-one interviews with 27 of today's best-known violinists, including Hilary Hahn, Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, David Garrett, Anne Akiko Meyers, Maxim Vengerov, and others.

Gregory Lawrence

San Diego, California

Gregory joined Violinist.com on Jul 17, 2005

Personal website: http://www.cco-sd.com

Gregory Lawrence earned his Bachelor of Music in Performance (violin) at San Diego State University where he studied with Dr. Theodore Brunson (with a strong emphasis in the Suzuki Violin School) and Mr. Howard Hill. He 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.

Greg’s 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. Greg 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, Greg founded the Cabrillo Chamber Orchestra (CCO), a professional 12-15 piece ensemble who's mission is to give his San Diego colleagues from all genres of music a pro orchestra with which to work as soloists and core musicians. As of October 19, 2013 CCO"s new home is at Point Loma Nazarene University, Crill Hall. Visit the CCO website at www.cco-sd.com to see & hear some samples of our work, including our debut at PLNU featuring Frank Almond, Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony.

Greg served as conductor for the Intermediate Orchestra & Chamber Ensemble of the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra from September 2009 to June 2012.

In addition to performing, Greg also maintains a private teaching studio 30+ students.

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