Lawrence Stomberg, Professor, Violoncello
University of Delaware
135 Amy E. du Pont Music Building
Newark, DE 19716
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.
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.
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 professor of cello. He lives
in Delaware with his wife, cellist Jennifer Crowell Stomberg, and their
Dr. Stomberg plays a School of Testore cello, circa 1727, obtained with the generous assistance of Dr. William Stegeman.
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