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Andrew Lawrence-King   (Born 1959)

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Baroque-harp virtuoso Andrew Lawrence-King is one of the world’s leading performers of early music. A creative and inspiring director from the continuo (harp, organ, harpsichord, or psaltery), he has led baroque operas, oratorios, and chamber music at La Scala, Milan; Sydney Opera House; Casals Hall, Tokyo; Berlin Philharmonie; Vienna Konzerthaus; Moscow Philharmonic, New York’s Carnegie Hall; and Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes.

In 1994 Andrew Lawrence-King formed The Harp Consort, with whom he has made an award-winning series of cds, from medieval pop-songs to South American dances and baroque operas. In 2011, he won a Grammy as harp soloist for Jordi Savall’s Hesperion XXI.

Andrew Lawrence-King is professor of Early Harp at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, and tutor for Early Harp & Continuo at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen. He is principal guest conductor of Concerto Copenhagen. As Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, he is investigating medieval and early baroque music-drama.

 

For more information visit www.theharpconsort.com

Live Dates

10/11/2011   Hillier brings attention to Australian music
Limelight Magazine feature about the music on A Bridge of Dreams which brings Australian music to international attention and "offers huge potential for the expansion of cultural understanding". Read the article here
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04/07/2012   Audiophile Audition

A Bridge of Dreams
"Hillier continues his penchant for excellent recitals in superb sonics."
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09/02/2012   Gramophone

A Bridge of Dreams
"Anne Boyd's As I crossed a bridge of dreams steals the show (...) and - like everything else here - admirably performed"
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01/02/2012   BBC Music Magazine

A Bridge of Dreams
4/5 Stars

"Unsual, moving pieces nicely performed and recorded"
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01/02/2012   International Record Review

A Bridge of Dreams
"This is an intriguing disc of barely known and often very beautiful music"
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30/01/2012   The Whole Note

A Bridge of Dreams
"Curious and delightfully captivating."
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27/01/2012   American Record Guide

A Bridge of Dreams
"This is a delightful release full of worthy music and performances that bring it alive with infectious joy."
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01/12/2011   Allmusic.com

A Bridge of Dreams
"This is an album that should be of strong interest to fans of new choral music from off the beaten path"
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27/11/2011   The Observer

A Bridge of Dreams
"A world-class choir at its best"
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24/11/2011   SA-CD.net

A Bridge of Dreams
5/5 Stars

"Lovers of choral music should not miss this inspiring programme ... a typically superlative performance by Ars Nova Copenhagen"
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Photo: Katerina Antonenko

Discography

A Bridge of Dreams
A Bridge of Dreams
Harrison, Edwards, Body, Sola, Boyd

SACD 6.220597 (2011)

Unusua music from the Pacific Rim featuring composers and poets from China, Japan, California, New Zealand and Australia recorded by Ars Nova Copenhagen and Paul Hillier


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