Recently promoted to Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra starting in the 2007–2008 season and entering his third season as Music Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Lawrence Loh was brought to national attention in February 2004 when he substituted at the last minute for an ailing Charles Dutoit with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Conducting Stravinsky’s Petrouchka and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, he received enthusiastic acclaim from orchestra players, audience members and critics, alike.
Since his appointment as Music Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in 2005, the orchestra has flourished artistically, and his leadership has attracted such artists as André Watts, Anne Akiko Meyers, Jon Nakamatsu and Sharon Isbin.
As Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Loh conducts a wide range of concerts. He leads an array of educational and community engagement concerts and is the conductor of the enormously popular Fiddlesticks Family Series. His association with Pittsburgh began as Assistant Conductor in 2005–2006 and Associate Conductor in 2006–2007.
In May 1998, Lawrence Loh received his Artist Diploma in Orchestra Conducting from Yale University, also earning the Eleazar de Carvalho Prize, given to the most outstanding conductor in the Yale graduating class. Lawrence Loh was born in southern California of Korean parentage.