Lawrence Dutton, violist of the 9 time Grammy winning Emerson String Quartet, which was presented the 2015 Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award from Chamber Music America, has collaborated with many of the world’s great performing artists, performed as guest artist with numerous chamber music ensembles: Juilliard and Guarneri Quartets, Beaux Arts Trio, Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. He appeared as soloist at major music festivals and with numerous orchestras.
Featured on three albums with Grammy winning Jazz bassist John Patitucci on the Concord Jazz label and with the Beaux Arts Trio on the Philips label, his Aspen Music Festival recording with Jan DeGaetani for Bridge records was nominated for a Grammy.
With the late Isaac Stern collaborated in the International Chamber Music Encounters both at Carnegie Hall and Jerusalem.
Since 2001 has been artistic director of the Hoch Chamber Music Series, presenting concerts at Concordia College Bronxville, NY.
Currently Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at Stony Brook University and Visiting Artist at the McDuffie Center, he has received Honorary Doctorates from Middlebury College VT, College of Wooster Ohio, Bard College NY and The Hartt School of Music CT.
Mr. Dutton exclusively uses Thomastik Spirocore strings. Viola: Samuel Zygmuntowicz (NY, NY 2003)