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Larry Deming


Director of Summer Strings & Concertmaster

Larry Deming began his study of violin in the Danbury Music Centre’s Summer Strings Program with John Burnett. He received a B.S. Degree With Distinction from the Indiana University School of Music in 1981, studying violin with Henryk Kowalski and composition with John Eaton. He played violin in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, serves as Concertmaster of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, and is first violinist of the Deming String Quartet.

He has played violin and viola in many settings with musical luminaries, performing on stages from Hartford to Hong Kong with such diverse musicians as Chet Atkins, Sarah Chang, John Denver, Placido Domingo, the Electric Light Orchestra II, Luciano Pavarotti, Kenny Rogers, L. Subramaniam, James Taylor, Earl Wild and Paul Winter to name a few.

Deming loves to arrange, compose, conduct, perform and teach many types of music. Along with fellow Ives enthusiast Nancy Sudik, he helps to celebrate Charles Ives Day in Danbury every October. For several years running he has been leading a Bach Birthday Bash in March at King Street United Church of Christ in Danbury. His CD, “Journey to the East”, was released in 2005.

He has been director of the Summer Strings Program at the Danbury Music Centre since 2002.