Laurence Liberson


Sponsored by Frances King

A native of Detroit, Laurence Liberson was appointed Assistant Principal Clarinet and E-Flat Clarinet of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1981 where he served until his retirement in 2022. Prior to that, he was Principal Clarinet with the Grand Rapids Symphony for five years.

Active in the Detroit area as a recitalist and chamber musician, he has been a member of DCWS since its founding in 1982 and has participated in the Casals Festival, the Lucerne Easter Music festival, the Bravo! Colorado Music Festival and the Great Lakes Chamber Music festival. He has presented master classes in clarinet and chamber music throughout the US and has performed on countless recordings over his long career, both with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings.

He has performed exclusively on Buffet Crampon clarinets since 1966.