Lawrence  Wilde is a composer, educator, and researcher. His work has been described as “passionate and dramatically contoured” by The New York Times and has been performed by some of the world's leading ensembles, including the Kronos Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, JACK Quartet, So Percussion, Tesla Quartet, Moscow String Quartet, Ensemble Mise-En, ÆON  Ensemble, Variant 6, among others. 

Wilde holds a Ph.D. and an M.F.A. from Princeton University and a B.M. from The Juilliard School.

Wilde has held fellowships at the Tanglewood Music Festival,  the Aspen Music Festival,  the Bang On A Can Music Festival, among others.


Wilde's work and research has been recognized by organizations such as the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Fulbright Foundation, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, among others. In 2018 Wilde was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship and conducted independent research at the Royal College of Music (KMH) in Stockholm Sweden.


Wilde's works have been presented at leading festivals and venues, nationally and internationally, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Centro Nacional de Difusion Musical, among others.

As a recording artist and producer, Wilde is fluent in classical notation-based composition and composition through audio programming languages such as SuperCollider, Max/MSP/Jitter, and Pure Data.

Wilde is an active performer and plays the violin, guitar, and nyckelharpa. The nyckelharpa is a traditional Swedish keyed fiddle with four playing strings and twelve sympathetic strings. Lawrence plays on a 2015 soprano nyckelharpa made by Swedish instrument maker, Olle Plahn.

Wilde's music is published by SoundInk Press.


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