Erik John Lawrence, pianist

Pianist Dr. Erik John Lawrence has experience in orchestral, chamber music, art song, operatic, and choral genres. Erik has given performances at the Canadian Opera Company’s Virtuoso Pianist Afternoon Concert Series, at the International Holland Music Sessions in Bergen, Netherlands, and performed Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with the Lake Charles Symphony. He completed his Doctoral studies in Collaborative Piano at UC Santa Barbara with Robert Koenig, where he also played for private voice lessons with Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian and Marilyn Horne. He was keyboardist for the Santa Barbara Master Chorale, and an adjunct faculty member at Westmont College. He was orchestral keyboardist with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra during his studies as a TA at UM Kansas City where he earned a Master’s Degree with Dr. Robert Weirich. Before that, he received an Artist’s Diploma from the Glenn Gould School with pianist John O’Conor, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Rice University with Dr. Robert Roux in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Erik currently works in the Northwest Arkansas area.

Contact Erik for rates and queries via email, listed below.

Contact Info and Rates:


Cell: (501) 615-4931

Erik’s rate for collaborations is $30 minimum per session. For rehearsals, lessons, or performances of 30 minutes or more, the rate is $1 per minute: $30 for 30 minutes, $60 for 60 minutes, etc. Please contact by email (preferred) at least two weeks in advance of the performance or session for proposals.  Résumé can be provided by email, if requested.