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Lawrence Quinnett ’06 is an active concert pianist and MU alum who has given concerts, conducted master classes, and adjudicated competitions in the Caribbean, the U.K., and the U.S. While a student at Methodist University, he received the Willis C. Gates Music Award for Excellence two years in a row. He has performed Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with the National Repertory Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Carl Topilow, and with the FSU Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Alex Jimenez. An inquisitive musician, Quinnett’s interests include chamber music, harpsichord, new music, and music theory. He has been repeatedly featured as a performing pianist and harpsichordist for Charleston’s Colour of Music Festival. Other notable performances include recitals at the Central Florida Music Teachers’ Association, the Montserrat Music Festival, the Music at Mains Series in Jacksonville, the Trinity artists Series in New Orleans, and the Steinway Piano Gallery of Greensboro, N.C.
Quinnett’s formative teachers include Carolyn Cloud-Absher, Jane Gardiner, Dr. Jon Maisonpierre, and Dr. Douglas Weeks. He has been privileged to be selected for master classes and coaching sessions with Jeremy Denk, Karen Shaw, Anton Kuerti, Simone Dinnerstein, Elizabeth Pridinoff, Miles Hoffman, the Cavani String Quartet, Frederick Moyer, and Shai Wosner, among others. He holds the Doctor of Music (D.M.) degree from Florida State University, where he studied with Dr. Read Gainsford. Quinnett currently teaches piano and music theory as Assistant Professor of Music at Livingstone College.