David Lawrence (United Kingdom) is widely regarded as one of the most versatile conductors in the UK, working with orchestras, symphony choruses, and choirs and ensembles of all genres. He was nominated for a Gramophone Award for his conducting, and has recently been awarded a prestigious ARAM by the Royal Academy of Music. He also holds the Guinness World Record for conducting the UK’s largest choir of 6,846 singers.
David has conducted the London Philharmonic Choir, Hallé Choir, London Symphony Chorus, the CBSO Chorus, and the national youth choirs of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. He has directed large scale education projects with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, the English Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
David is Choral Adviser to Sinfonia Viva with whom he has worked closely since 1998. He is the conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Community Choir and Senior Youth Choir, and as Principal Conductor of Young Voices, a position he has held for more than 20 years, directs massed youth choirs in an annual series of 20 concerts. In 2021 he took the reins of the Harrogate Choral Society.
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