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Lawrence O'Donnell (Bassoon) Profile

Lawrence's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: Academy of St Martin In The Fields, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Mozart Festival Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National Opera Orchestra, English Touring Opera, Northern Ballet, Opera North Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Royal Opera House Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Baroque/Classical): Gabrieli Consort.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aurora Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra, London Musical Arts Orchestra (LMA Orchestra), Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Pro-Arte, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sinfonia Verdi.
  • Chamber Groups: Chamber Domaine, Orchestra of St Bartholomew.
  • Shows: Phantom of The Opera.
  • Sessions: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Education Work: Britten Sinfonia Education, London Symphony Orchestra Education / Discovery.

other items of interest …

Orchestral Experience:

  • Royal Opera House (trial principal)
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (trial principal)
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields, 2nd
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra, 2nd & 4th
  • London Symphony Orchestra, 2nd
  • Symphony Orchestra of India, principal
  • Royal College of music Symphony Orchestra
  • Young musicians Symphony Orchestra, principal
  • GSMD & RAM joint orchestra, contra bassoon
  • Camerata Scotland, principal
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

Solo Experience:

  • Vivaldi E minor Concerto, Paxos Music Festival, Greece 2008
  • Mozart Concerto, Ssntarcangelo di Romagna, GMD Chamber Orchestra, Italy 2008
  • Vivaldi E minor Concerto, Ensemble Cordiale, Mons, France 2008
  • Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, Amadeus Orchestra, China 2007/8
  • Weber Andante and Hungarian Rondo, Perth Youh Orchestra, Estonia 2004

Ensemble Experience:

  • RCM 'Rising Stars' series, Cadogan Hall
  • Paxos Festiaval 2008
  • Maldi - Janacek, Wigmore Hall
  • Polymnia Ensemble, St Paul's Cathedral, Ryedale Music Festival and Richmond House
  • Cheltenham Festival Academy 2007

Lawrence O'Donnell started playing the bassoon aged 12 and played in the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Whilst studying with Janet Bloxwich at the RSAMD Junior department Lawrence won the Gilbert Innes prize for woodwind, then went on to study with Graham Sheen, Meyrick Alexander and Dan Jemison at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the Royal College of Music with Julie Price and Andrea de Flaminneis, where he won the RCM Bassoon Prize.

As a soloist Lawrence has appeared in China with the Amadeus Orchestra, France with Ensemble Cordiale, Greece with the Paxos Festival Ensemble, Italy with the Guildhall Chamber Orchestra; Talinn, Estonia and at the Edinburgh Festival. Lawrence is a keen chamber musician and has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, St Paul's Cathedral, and the Barbican and has taken part in the Cheltenham Festival Academy, Paxos Music Festival and Perth Festival of the Arts.


Graduate studies

  • Perth Academy 1998-2004
  • Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Junior Department 2000-2004
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2004-2008
  • Royal College of Music 2008-present

Prizes and Awards

  • RCM Bassoon price
  • Gilbert Innes Price for woodwind
  • Sir James Caird Tayside Prize
  • Martin Musical Trust Scholarship and Recital
  • Leverhulme Scholarship


Janet Bloxwich 2000-2004, Graham Sheen 2004-2008, Meyrick Alexander 2006-2008, Dan Jemison 2007-2008, Julie Price 2008-present, Andrea de Flaminneis 2008-present, Joost Bosdijk 2009-present

Lawrence joined Morgensterns in October 2009

Lawrence's web profile was last updated 28th Mar 2019


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