Currently a member of the studio at the Opéra national de Paris and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Rising Star, Laurence studied as an ABRSM Vocal Scholar at the Royal College of Music in London, and at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. An inaugural Lies Askonas Fellow, he was the winner of the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary for Young Singers. He is the winner of the 2022 Wigmore Hall/Bollinger International Song Competition, the 2022 Cesti Competition at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik and joint winner of the 2023 Das Lied Competition at the Heidelberger Frühling Festival.
His upcoming engagements include a return to the Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence Festivals and debuts for the Opera Comique, Oper Koln and the BBC Proms. His recent engagements have included Lucano / Soldato I / Famigliare II in L’incoronazione di Poppea in his debut for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; Apollo/Pastore/Spirito in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo for the Nederlandse Reisopera and Henrik Egerman in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music for Opera North. Recent concert engagements have included Mozart’s Mass in C and Schubert’s Hymnus an den heiligen Geist at the Salzburg Festival with Ensemble Pygmalion/Raphaël Pichon; Bach’s Johannes Passion on tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Mark Padmore.
Laurence began his formal training as a chorister and won the title of BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year in 2009. He appears as treble soloist on a number of recordings, including the Grammy nominated album, Handel’s L’Allegro, Penseroso ed il Moderato with the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh.