2017 Round Top Music FestivalOboe
University of Texas at Austin
Bethany Lawrence is the English hornist with the Symphony of Southeast Texas, a position she won in 2014. Bethany frequently appears as a guest oboist and English hornist with both the Houston and San Antonio symphonies. She has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Sessione Senese de la Musica e l’Arte Orchestra, as well as The UT University Orchestra. As the winner of the 2016-17 UT WBP Concerto Competition, she will return to UT to perform the Concerto for English Horn by Peteris Vasks with the UTSO in the spring. As a member of the Aero Sextet from 2013 to 2015, she was a senior division finalist in the Coltman Chamber Music Competition. She has also appeared regularly as a guest artist with the Greenbriar Consortium, a chamber ensemble made up of Houston Symphony musicians, since 2015. In past summers, Bethany has attended SSMA, Brevard, and TMF. Bethany is a recent DMA graduate of UT Austin, where she studied with renowned pedagogues and performers Andrew Parker and Rebecca Henderson. She also received her Masters degree from UT Austin, and her Bachelors from the University of Houston, where she studied with Anne Leek.