Nationalität: United States
Teilnahme: KOFOMI #11 – 2006
1953 Atlanta/USA, Komposition, Klarinette, studierte an der Duke-University und University of Illinois. Er kommt im Rahmen des Künstleraustausches zwischen dem Land Salzburg und dem Virginia Center for the Creative Arts nach Mittersill.
Laurence Sherr is Composer-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Music at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Grand Prize of the 1995 Delius Composition Contest for Journeys Within: Concerto for Flute and Chamber Ensemble. International performances of Sherr’s works have been given in Holland and Switzerland, at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in Tokyo, Japan, at the Festival Internacional de Guitarra de la Habana, and across Canada and Mexico. United States performances have been given at CAMI Hall and the Kitchen in New York City, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Salvador Dali Museum, and in locations such as Los Angeles, Austin, Omaha, San Diego, Dallas, Cleveland, Minneapolis, and Tampa.
Sherr has been awarded fellowships for composition residencies by the MacDowell Colony, the Seaside Institute, the Charles Ives Center for American Music, the American Dance Festival, and the Banff Festival of the Arts. Commissions for new works have come from ensembles such as Thamyris and the Atlanta Chamber Players. Flutist Christina Guenther commissioned his Duo Concertante in conjunction with her Florida State University doctoral treatise “Laurence Sherr: Chamber Music for Flute”. Sherr is the founder and clarinetist of the Atlanta klezmer band Oy Klezmer!.