Lawrence Wolfe is assistant principal bass of the BSO and principal bass of the Boston Pops. At the BSO he occupies the Maria Nistazos Stata chair. At New England Conservatory, in addition to serving as studio faculty in the College, Preparatory School, and School of Continuing Education, Wolfe leads the Prep's String Repertory Orchestra beginning Fall 2012.
Wolfe has appeared as a soloist in Carnegie Recital Hall and Jordan Hall and with the BSO and Boston Pops. His CD Lawrence Wolfe, Double Bass is released on the Titanic label. His compositions have been performed by the BSO and Pops as well as BSO bass trombonist and fellow NEC faculty Douglas Yeo on several of his CDs.
B.M., NEC. Studies at Tanglewood Music Center (1970 Albert Spalding Prize recipient). Double bass with William Curtis, Leslie Martin, Gary Karr. Also faculty of Boston University.
Photo by Michael J. Lutch/courtesy BSO
- At Tanglewood, awarded Albert Spaulding Prize for the most promising and outstanding instrumentalist
- Assistant Principal Bass, Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1981
- Prophecy and Joy, his celebratory piece for chorus and orchestra to words by Walt Whitman, commissioned by Masterworks Chorale for 50th anniversary concert at Symphony Hall.