Lawrence Wright
  • Artist Lecturer in trumpet
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Brass Pedagogy
  • Brass Literature

melnw01@moravian.edu

Larry Wright

Photo credit: Elizabeth Wright/Lauren Nicholas

Lawrence Wright is principal trumpet of the Allentown Symphony, Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, co-principal trumpet of Philadelphia Brass, and Artist Lecturer at Moravian College. He received his bachelor’s degree from Denison University, where he was a member of the scholastic honorary Phi Beta Kappa, and earned his Master’s Degree from Juilliard, where he was a student of Mel Broiles and William Vacchiano. Larry has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the New Jersey Symphony, the Spoleto Festival, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico and numerous others. For twenty-five years he was principal trumpet of the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with artists Arleen Auger, Emanuel Ax, Sylvia McNair, and Menahem Pressler, was featured in the PBS broadcast of Stravinsky’s L’histoire du Soldat, recorded The Sacred Trumpet Soloist for Alfred Publishing, and is heard as soloist in many recordings by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem. The Allentown Arts Commission awarded the Performer Ovation Award for “outstanding achievement in the performing arts” to Larry and his wife, flutist Robin Kani. A dedicated teacher, he has served on the faculties of Lafayette College, Lehigh University, the Kinhaven Music School and Muhlenberg College.