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Principal Horn with the National Arts Centre Orchestra since 2002, Lawrence Vine has also served as Principal Horn with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
A much sought-after chamber musician, Lawrence has performed with Andrew Dawes, Lynn Harrell, Joseph Kalichstein, Anton Kuerti, Malcolm Lowe, Pascal Rogé, David Schifrin, Joseph Silverstein, and Pinchas Zukerman. He regularly performs at home and on tour with the National Arts Centre Wind Quintet, a highly acclaimed ensemble that has recently recorded its debut CD on the Naxos label.
Lawrence was a long-time member of the Northern Brass quintet, and performed regularly with the MusikBarock Ensemble, Groundswell, the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society, and the Land’s End Ensemble of Calgary. His festival credits include the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Banff Centre for Fine Arts, Cleveland’s Kent/Blossom Music, and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival.
An active teacher and clinician, Lawrence was an instructor at the University of Manitoba, and has presented masterclasses at the Manhattan School of Music, Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory, Chicago’s Roosevelt University, Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Universities of Toronto, British Columbia, Calgary and Victoria. He also serves on the faculty of the NAC Summer Music Institute.
The Toronto Globe and Mail has praised his “fine, burnished playing”; the Winnipeg Free Press commended his “delicate phrasing, rounded tone, and sense of poise”; the Ottawa Citizen enthused that his “playing was assured, and his clear sound was remarkably subtle”; the Montreal Gazette described his playing as “radiant”; the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said his “high-flying horn solos were beguiling, remarkably clear and precise”.