Cellist Kenneth Law serves on the faculty in the School of Music at George Mason University in Fairfax. Virginia. Mr. Law has appeared nationally as soloist and recitalist; chamber music performances include appearances at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert Series, and Alice Tully Hall in New York City. Mr. Law has also performed in England, France, Scotland, Panama and Puerto Rico as a member of the Converse Trio. He has collaborated with such artists as Earl Carlyss (Juilliard String Quartet), Michael Tree (Guarneri Quartet), Ying String Quartet, Norman Carroll (concertmaster emeritus, Philadelphia Orchestra), Diane Monroe, and the late Samuel Baron, and has recorded orchestral and chamber music for the New Albion and Telarc labels. In March of 2006, Mr. Law was featured on the nationally televised NAACP Image Awards as a member of the Ritz Chamber Players. Mr. Law gave his first performance at the Piccolo Spoleto Music Festival in Charleston, SC, as a member of the Converse Trio in the spring of 2008, and in the summers of 2009 and 2010 as a member of Ensemble Argos.
Prior to his appointment at GMU, Mr. Law spent 15 years on the faculty of the Petrie School of Music at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina as Associate Professor of Violoncello, Chair of the Performance Department, and Assistant Dean. Mr. Law was principal cellist of the Spartanburg Philharmonic, and played in the Greenville (SC) Symphony, Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium, and Symphony Orchestra Augusta (GA). His students have been accepted to the Peabody and Oberlin Conservatories, Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University (Bloomington), Florida State University, University of South Carolina, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and other respected schools of music in the southeast. He is a past president of the South Carolina Chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and most recently he received the 2010 Studio Teacher of the Year Award from this organization.
Mr. Law received undergraduate and graduate degrees in performance from the Eastman School of Music and Cleveland Institute of Music where his primary teachers were Paul Katz and Alan Harris, and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory as a student of Stephen Kates, and chamber music with Earl Carlyss. He was also a chamber music fellow at The Juilliard School. For several summers, Mr. Law was a participant in the Aspen Music Festival’s Center for Advanced Quartet Studies, and was coached by the Cleveland, American, Muir, Cavani, Orion and Emerson String Quartets; as a participant in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, he was coached by the Tokyo Quartet, Claude Frank, Aldo Parisot, Gyorgy Pauk, and Nobuko Imai. During the summer Mr. Law serves on the faculty of the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Gateways Music Festival, and Summit Music Festival in Purchase, New York.