Friends of Music presents Lawrence Quinnett, Pianist


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Hensdale Chapel


Linda Volman Lane
(910) 630-7100


Presented by Friends of Music

Lawrence Quinnett ’06 is an active concert pianist and MU alum who has given concerts, conducted master classes, and adjudicated competitions in the Caribbean, the U.K., and the U.S. While a student at Methodist University, he received the Willis C. Gates Music Award for Excellence two years in a row. He has performed Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with the National Repertory Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Carl Topilow, and with the FSU Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Alex Jimenez. An inquisitive musician, Quinnett’s interests include chamber music, harpsichord, new music, and music theory. He has been repeatedly featured as a performing pianist and harpsichordist for Charleston’s Colour of Music Festival. Other notable performances include recitals at the Central Florida Music Teachers’ Association, the Montserrat Music Festival, the Music at Mains Series in Jacksonville, the Trinity artists Series in New Orleans, and the Steinway Piano Gallery of Greensboro, N.C.

Quinnett’s formative teachers include Carolyn Cloud-Absher, Jane Gardiner, Dr. Jon Maisonpierre, and Dr. Douglas Weeks. He has been privileged to be selected for master classes and coaching sessions with Jeremy Denk, Karen Shaw, Anton Kuerti, Simone Dinnerstein, Elizabeth Pridinoff, Miles Hoffman, the Cavani String Quartet, Frederick Moyer, and Shai Wosner, among others. He holds the Doctor of Music (D.M.) degree from Florida State University, where he studied with Dr. Read Gainsford. Quinnett currently teaches piano and music theory as Assistant Professor of Music at Livingstone College.

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The Friends of Music Guest Artist Series is supported by the Arts Council in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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