Gregory LawrenceSan Diego, California
Gregory joined Violinist.com on Jul 17, 2005
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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. Visit the CCO website at www.cco-sd.com to see & hear some samples of our work, including a concert 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. Currently Greg is Associate Conductor of 'All About Music San Diego' Youth Orchestra.
In addition to performing, Greg also maintains a private teaching studio 30+ students.
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