Lawrence Foster


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About Lawrence Foster

Conductor Lawrence Foster also has a flourishing European career, having appeared with orchestras in many countries. He has a large repertory that includes opera and stretches from the Classical era to contemporary works. At 18, Foster was named conductor of the San Francisco Ballet. Among Foster's early recordings was one of works by Gershwin with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. As of the early 2020s, he was music director of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille in France. In 1997, he led the premiere recording of Paul McCartney's oratorio Standing Stone with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. By 2023, when he led the Gulbenkian Orchestra with violinist Arabella Steinbacher on a recording of violin concertos by Bruch and Korngold, his recording catalog comprised more than 75 albums.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
October 23, 1941
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