On December 14, 2017, violinist Eliot Lawson et pianist Kiyotaka Izumi will release their album Sonatas for violin and piano after Kennis by E. Durlet on ZeD Classics. The record is a world premiere recording, these sonatas have never been recorded before.
Eliot Lawson starts playing violin in 1985. In 1989, he was selected by Sir Yehudi Menuhin who offers him to persue his studies in London. He however continued his studies in Belgium, with Leon .Souroujon, J. Van Aken and I. Oistrakh, then in Holland with I. Grubert, J.J. Kantorow and H. Krebbers. And In Italy with N. Shkolnikova. He is the titular holder of a master’s degree in music, awarded “with greatest distinction” by the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels. In the Conservatoire of Rotterdam he obtains his ”Bachelor” and his “Master’s degree” both with greatest distinction, the “Artist Diploma” of the Indiana University in Bloomington and a Soloist’s Diploma from the Fiesole Scuola di Musica in Italy.
Eliot Lawson is laureate and finalist of several international competitions: Vieuxtemps-Competition, Brahms-Competition, International Mozart-Competition, Lantier and the Competition Tibor Varga among others. He has given many concerts in Europe as well as in Turkey, Brazil, China and the United States. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Belgian National Orchestra, the Bonn Symphony Orchestra, the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, the Porto Symphony Orchestra, the Baskent/Turkey Chamber Orchestra and the Middle Tennessee Symphony Orchestra.
Lawson teaches violin in several prestigious schools over Europe (the Conservatoire of Amsterdam, the Royal Conservatoire of Mons…). He is regularly invited to give master classes in Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Italy, Portugal, Brazil and the United States.Eliot Lawson recorded CD’s for the labels Brilliant Classics, Fuga Libera, Phaedra and Cypres followed by laudable critics in Diapason, the Strad, Le Soir….
Eliot Lawson plays a 1770 Nicolo Gagliano violin, kindly lent to him by Mme Vinchent.