Lawrence Dunn is a composer, improviser and music writer born in London and currently based in Manchester.

Training as a pianist and percussionist, he studied composition at Huddersfield with Bryn Harrison. In 2018 he was shortlisted for the Gaudeamus Award. His music has been performed by Apartment House, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, Quatuor Bozzini, Plus-Minus, Slagwerk Den Haag, Ensemble Mosaik, Exaudi, L’Instant Donné, Philip Thomas and Juliet Fraser. Recent pieces include a new work for Explore Ensemble, premiered at Wigmore Hall in 2022, with a recording released on Huddersfield Contemporary Records.

Lawrence was shortlisted to represent the ISCM British Section at the World New Music Days Festival 2024, in the Faroe Islands.

Image: Lawrence Dunn by Hannah Pye