Lawrence Dutton

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Lawrence Dutton
Born (1954-05-09) 9 May 1954 (age 63)
United States New York, New York, United States
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Violist, pedagogue
Instruments Viola, violin
Associated acts Emerson String Quartet
Notable instruments
Pietro Mantegazza, 1796
Samuel Zygmuntowicz, 2003

Lawrence Dutton (born 9 May 1954) is an American violist, and a member of the Emerson String Quartet.[1] He earned a bachelor's and master's degree from the Juilliard School where he studied with Lillian Fuchs.

He is on the faculty of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, and at the Manhattan School of Music. Lawrence was born in New York City, New York, and now resides in Bronxville, New York with his wife, violinist Elizabeth Lim-Dutton. Together they have three sons, Luke, Jesse, and Sam.


  1. ^ Manheim, James. "Biography: Emerson String Quartet". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 May 2010.