Miguel Lawrence

 

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+52 (1) 81 8665 6794


I was born in 1963 in Monterrey, Mexico. I am a performer and teacher of music, specialised in recorder and flute playing. My mother was a Mexican mixture of Spanish and native Kickapoo. My father was born in Belfast, and was awarded with the Member of the British Empire medal. I studied the flute and the recorders in London, where I graduated with distinction as performer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


My repertoire includes virtuoso arrangements of famous classical masterworks, also baroque music played Mexican style with mariachi basso continuo, neo-post-baroque versions of pop and folk music, and a few contemporary pieces dedicated to me. 

In my twenties, by playing in the European Union Baroque Orchestra conducted by the most renowned early music specialists like Frans Brüggen and in Solistas de México conducted by Eduardo Mata, I became one of the leading young recorder, flute and baroque flute players in the UK and in Mexico. Since then, I have played in over 500 concerts and commercial recordings and worked as a teacher and in social welfare music projects.


In 2016 I taught ten thousand secondary school students in Monterrey, Mexico, how to play the recorder, so that four thousand of us performed toghether in public, becoming the world´s second largest ever recorder ensemble. In 2018 I premiered my concert programme Flautamanía at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey in Mexico, which received a standing ovation for my unique circular breathing double-tongued recorder performance of Paganini´s Moto Perpetuo.