Lawrence Estrey, originally from Lancashire but now in London, studied music at Dartington College of Arts in Devon. He specialised in piano, composition and the psychology of music, and graduated with Honours. Later, he won the Fritz Gottlieb Memorial Scholarship for Piano and studied with Vera Yelverton in London.
He has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (St Mary’s Cathedral) and the Edinburgh University’s Reid Concert Hall. Other concert venues include Central Baptist Church (Bloomsbury) for the International Recital Series, Sutton House, St Lawrence Jewry, St Magnus the Martyr, St Bride’s Fleet Street, Lauderdale House (Highgate), The Barnfield Theatre (Exeter) and The Palace Avenue Theatre (Paignton).
He was a regular performer at the open mic nights at The Raglan Hotel, Muswell Hill, during 2012 and 2013, playing an equal selection of classical and ragtime, and he has performed at MidSummer Muswell and on behalf of Haringey Libraries.
He has also played on French waters (Schubert), and recently appeared at The North Finchley Festival.
A writer, Lawrence has published an autobiography (My Musical Journey) and two crime novels, Secrets, and EggHead (YA).
In another life, Lawrence taught piano and theory, helped out with a North London choir, and spent a couple of months as a composer at Hoxton Hall, a Community Theatre based in Hackney.
Languages Spoken: French and German, Basic Russian.
Degree Research: Implication In Tonal Music In An Analytical And Psychological Context