Cellist Lawrence Stomberg enjoys a wide-ranging career as soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue. As a member of the acclaimed Serafin String Quartet
, he performs at venues across the United States and will join the quartet in its London debut in September 2010. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician as faculty at the Eastern Music Festival
and Texas Music Festival
and was a founding member of the piano trios Trilogy and the Johannes Trio as well as the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma
concert series in Oklahoma City, Okla.
In October 1999, his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall was hailed in Strings magazine for its "style and elegance" and "lyrical expressiveness." As a committed performer of contemporary music, Dr. Stomberg has premiered works at New York's Miller Theatre and Merkin Concert Hall, and, in 2000, released a debut recording of solo contemporary music titled The American Cello
. In addition to this CD, he has recorded for the VAI and Centaur labels.
In 2006, Dr. Stomberg embarked on a concert tour of the United States and China, performing solo recitals of modern works and presenting master classes for conservatory students. In the past season, he has been a featured concerto soloist with orchestras in Delaware, Alabama and Georgia. As an orchestral performer, Dr. Stomberg served as assistant principal cellist in the Oklahoma City Philharmonic from 2002 until 2004, after four years as a member of the Tulsa Philharmonic. He was a student of Shirley Trepel at Rice University, where he graduated summa cum laude
with a Bachelor of Music degree, and continued his studies with Timothy Eddy, receiving his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at Stony Brook University.
An active and dedicated pedagogue, Dr. Stomberg served on the faculties at Truman State University in Missouri and Oklahoma State University before joining the music faculty at the University of Delaware in 2004, where he is associate professor of cello. He lives in Delaware with his wife, cellist Jennifer Crowell Stomberg, and their three children.
Dr. Stomberg plays a School of Testore cello, circa 1727, obtained with the generous assistance of Dr. William Stegeman.