Maestro Lawrence Kohl studied conducting at UCLA with Leonard Bernstein’s original Broadway conductor of Candide, Samuel Krachmalnick, and served as his teaching associate for the Contemporary Ensemble. Kohl also studied with Golfredo Corradetti, student of Toscanini and assistant conductor to Richard Strauss. He was awarded a full fellowship to the prestigious Aspen Music Festival. He has received repeated critical acclaim for his creative programming and dynamic interpretations. An accomplished clarinetist, Maestro Kohl has toured with the San Francisco Symphony, and been engaged internationally as a chamber musician and concerto soloist.