Co-Leader - London Symphony Orchestra
Concertmaster - Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Visiting Professor - Royal Academy of Music
Carmine Lauri started playing the violin at the age of four and furthered his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Maurice Hasson.
Lauri has performed extensively worldwide including performances in the presence of various Heads of State. He is the Co-Leader of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic and guest leads various orchestras both in the UK and abroad, including the London Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Malta Philharmonic, the Manchester Camerata, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under distinguished conductors that included Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Antonio Pappano, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yuri Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev, and many others.
Carmine has performed concertos with many international orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic and Czech State Phil of Brno, the Oxford
Philharmonic, the Orquesta Municipal de Caracas, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, The Armenian State
Symphony Orchestra (ASSO), the Guanajuato Symphony in Mexico, and others. He has also premiered two violin concertos with the LSO. Carmine was made an Associate and Fellow of the Royal Academy (ARAM, FRAM) for his achievements in his career, and his talents were acknowledged by his country which bestowed upon
him the National Order of Merit – M.O.M. (F’Ġieh ir-Repubblika) and is also the recipient of the 2015 Gold medal for the Arts. He is a visiting professor at the Royal
Academy of Music gives masterclasses and coaches young students in orchestral sectional rehearsals and solo performances and repertoire on a regular basis.
In 2015 Carmine performed with and directed the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra as part of their Great Concertmaster series in Poland and give a recital at the Frankfurt Oper as part of the Malta Culture celebrations in Germany. In April 2018 he made his debut as a soloist with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra performing Wieniawski’s 1st Violin Concerto and in October 2018 he was the soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, performing Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen in an open-air concert in Hanoi, Vietnam and was also the soloist in John Williams’s Schindler’s List in a concert with the LSO, celebrating the life of the composer himself in a special unique performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Other recent solo performances have included the Korngold Violin Concerto with both the Oxford Philharmonic and the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra (ASSO) in Yerevan, Armenia, the Glazunov Violin Concerto with both the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra in Mexico and the Oxford Philharmonic, conducted by Roberto Beltran Zavala and Sir Antonio Pappano respectively, Schnittke Concerto Grosso
No.1 with the LSO, Wieniawski’s 2 nd violin concerto with the Oxford Philharmonic in November 2021, the Dvorak Violin Concerto with the ASSO in December 2023 and
various solo performances in collaboration with artists that include Victoria Mullova, Simon Trypceski, Nikolai Znaider, Cedric Tiberghian, and the world's top gypsy
violinist Roby Lakatos.
A few months ago Carmine teamed up with violinist Maxim Vengerov for a special tribute to the late HM Queen Elizabeth II in a performance of Bach’s Double
Concerto in the UK.
Carmine plays a 1709 Stradivari kindly loaned to him by Anna Golman F.V.