"Vom ersten Moment, als ich ihn zum ersten Mal hörte, war ich beeindruckt von seinem Timbre mit einer sehr schönen hohen Stimmlage und seiner sehr offensichtlichen Musikalität."
- Thomas Quasthoff
Lawrence Halksworth, named after his great-grandfather who was part of a travelling music troupe during the 1920's, began singing as a chorister at the age of 8 for Christchurch Cathedral Oxford and then St Georges Chapel Windsor Castle, given the opportunity to sing as a soloist at the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Tours then followed to France, Germany and the U.S.
As a developing young singer, Lawrence's formative years were spent at Radley College as a music scholar before being accepted onto the Bachelors course at the Royal Academy of Music. Studying under Mark Wildman (head of department), Lawrence worked with renowned musicians such as Sarah Walker OBE, Michael Dussek and Masaaki Suzuki. Highlights included: a masterclass with Sir Thomas Allen and a lesson with Simon Keenlyside.
Since leaving the U.K. in 2016, Lawrence has been based in Berlin. He has sung at the Deutsche Oper, Neuköllner Oper, a guest artist of the Brandenburgische Staatsorchester and performed a programme of song at the Wigmore Hall. In 2019, after 7 years working as a Baritone, Lawrence made the switch (I like to see it as an upgrade) to Tenor.
Over the last year Lawrence has worked with a range of renowned Tenors in order to make a safe vocal transition to Tenor. Under the tutelage of Reiner Godberg, Robert Dean-Smith, Stephan Rügamer and Timothy Richards, Lawrence has developed into a full-voiced Lyric Tenor.