Mark Lawrence

Chair, Brass, Trombone Faculty
Chair, Brass, Trombone Faculty

Active soloist, clinician, chamber musician, and teacher

Mark H. Lawrence, formerly Principal Trombone of the San Francisco Symphony for 34 years, is an active soloist, clinician, chamber musician, and teacher. He has performed at the International Brass Conference and the International Trombone Conference, and been a frequent recitalist in this country and abroad. While Principal Trombone, he was soloist with the San Francisco Symphony on several occasions and has been a guest soloist with many other orchestras and concert bands as well.

Mr. Lawrence is a member of San Francisco’s Bay Brass, and was a founding member of the famous Summit Brass ensemble. He has also been a member of Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, the Empire Brass Quintet, the Center City Brass Quintet, and the Four of a Kind Trombone Quartet. Mr. Lawrence in addition has been guest Principal Trombone with the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Lawrence currently teaches at the Colburn School, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.