Laurence Schaufele

Laurence Schaufele


Laurence is teaching Viola Technique, Intro to Bluegrass, Jamming Basics, Non-Classical Genres on Viola and leading Folk 45.

Laurence Schaufele is a young professional musician intent on exploring the possibilities of the viola in a wide variety of genres. His experience spans diverse styles of music such as classical, jazz, klezmer, celtic, bluegrass, and progressive rock.

Hailing from rural southern Alberta, Laurence trained in the European classical tradition. Laurence grew up in a musical family and went through the normal stringed instrument pre-college regimen just like his siblings. All the while Laurence was interested in developing a voice in other genres as well. He began performing with fiddle groups, and various local church groups on the side. Starting his post-secondary in Calgary, he transferred to Toronto for a change of pace. After graduating from the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2015, Laurence set off on a career which stretched the viola between many genres.

Laurence toured South America with Sinfonia Toronto (string chamber orchestra) and has also performed with DJ Scratch Bastid and violinist Drew Jurecka in a hip hop/classical fusion concert. Laurence  recorded with the jazz/classical ensemble SymphRONica, and their album UpfRONt received a JUNO nomination.

Laurence is an avid teacher, spending time teaching in and around the Greater Toronto Area. He joined the Afiara Collective at “Music at Port Milford” to combine his love for performing and teaching chamber music. He is a founding member of the Odin String Quartet as well as a renaissance folk band called the Renaissance Ramblers.

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