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Larry Deming

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Director of Summer Strings & Concertmaster Danbury Symphony Orchestra

Larry Deming began his musical training with piano lessons from Laurence Honan at the age of 8.  He soon started on violin in the Danbury Music Centre’s Summer Strings Program with John Burnett.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University School of Music, studying violin with Henryk Kowalski and composition with John Eaton. He has 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 currently works as a freelance violinist and violist in CT, MA and NY.

Deming loves to arrange, compose, conduct, perform and teach many types of music.  He has played with many musical luminaries, including Jessye Norman and Placido Domingo.  His experience on viola includes filming a TV special with Kenny Rogers. He is now Instructor in Violin and Viola at Kent School in Kent, CT, having taught previously at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT.  He has won various awards for Old Time Fiddling.  Deming serves as the organist at Bridgewater Congregational Church.  His CD with electroacoustic band, “Mythos” was released in 1998.  His solo multicultural 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.