Laurence Kempton studied violin and chamber music at the Royal Academy of Music, where his teachers included Maurice Hasson and members of the Amadeus String Quartet.
He left to take up the position of Principal 2nd Violin with the English String Orchestra, where he worked closely with Yehudi Menuhin. He has subsequently played with many of the country’s finest orchestras and world’s most renowned conductors, performing throughout Europe, Africa and Asia.
As a soloist he has recorded for both CD and television, and concerto performances have included the major works of Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Bruch and Beethoven. As a chamber musician he has performed extensively both in this country and abroad, with a variety of performances ranging from broadcasting live on Radio 3 to recitals at festivals throughout Europe, and the intimate setting of hospice wards as far afield as Hong Kong.
He has several students including complete beginners, university undergraduates, and violinists working successfully in the profession.