Lawrence Hurst

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Double Bass

A member of the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 2006

Lawrence Hurst was the former principal bassist of the Dallas Symphony (under Sir Georg Solti), Seventh Army Symphony and Flint, Michigan, Symphony. He taught at the University of Michigan for 22 years, chairing the string department for 11 and as Associate Dean for Outreach for 7. He began teaching at the famous National Music Camp (now the Interlochen Arts Camp) in 1967 and has taught there every summer since. He joined the faculty of the Indiana University School of Music in 1986, serving as chair of the string department for 25 years. He is past president of the International Society of Bassists, receiving their Distinguished Achievement Award in 2013. He also received the Outstanding Artist/Teacher of the Year Award from the American String Teachers Association in 2005. His students can be found in virtually every major US and Canadian orchestra, as well as many orchestras throughout Europe, South America, and Asia. He has been a member of the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 2006.