About the Composer
A prize winner at the 1996 McMahon International Solo Competition, Laurence Lowe has established a national reputation as a horn soloist, orchestral player, and teacher. He has been a soloist at five international horn workshops sponsored by the International Horn Society. Mr. Lowe has performed numerous recitals at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Orchestral and chamber music engagements have taken him to Europe, the Far East, Brazil, Mexico, Carnegie Hall, and the Blossom Festival in Cleveland.
Mr. Lowe studied with Don Peterson, principal horn of the Utah Symphony, David Krehbiel, then principal horn of the San Francisco Symphony, and Verne Reynolds, then professor of Horn at the Eastman School of Music. He has held positions in the Veracruz Symphony (Mexico) and the Utah Symphony, and has toured with the St. Louis Symphony. Formerly Professor of Horn at Missouri University, he currently teaches horn and theory at Brigham Young University in Utah. Mr. Lowe has recorded extensively for motion pictures and television, and can be heard playing principal horn on many current motion pictures and television shows, including solo horn in Mannheim Steamrollers’ A Fresh Air Christmas video. His assignment at Brigham Young University includes performing with two exceptional chamber ensembles: the Orpheus Wind Quintet and the Brassworks Brass Quintet. Mr. Lowe is also principal horn of the Orchestra at Temple Square. His first solo CD, Four American Sonatas for Horn and Piano is available on Tantara Records.
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