Lawrence Zukof grew up in New York City, where he started piano at a young age and sang as a boy soprano. He attended the LaGuardia High School of Music and Art. In his senior year he sang with the Columbia University Collegium, under the direction of Richard Taruskin, and was transported by his discovery of music before Bach. He went on to receive a BA in music from SUNY Binghamton and a Master of Music degree in Early Music (specializing in recorder and voice) from the New England Conservatory.

After graduating from Conservatory, he became a member of the Boston Camerata and toured the US and Europe for several years. Since then, as a performer, he has been a recorder soloist with the Civic Orchestra of Boston, Orchestra New England, and the Baroque Orchestra of Holy Lutheran and Trinity Church in NYC. As a singer, he has performed with the Pro-Arte Singers, Capella Cantorum, at the Yale Norfolk Summer Festival, and at the Yale Center for British Art. He currently sings with Yale Camerata, the Yale Chamber Chorus, and at the historic Center Church on the Green in New Haven.

Larry teaches recorder privately to children and adults in New Haven and Guilford, CT and at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven. He is a veteran ensemble workshop leader for several chapters of the American Recorder Society (ARS) in New England and the New York metro area and is participating in the ARS Traveling Teacher Program. He has been on the recorder faculty at Amherst Early Music Festival, and has taught workshops (recorder and mixed consorts with voices, strings and winds) at Westminster Choir College, Skidmore College, and Early Music Week at Pinewoods Camp (where he is currently director for the 2015-17 seasons), as well as several private workshops.

Larry was Executive Director of the Brookline Music School, MA from 1984-1996 and Executive Director of the Neighborhood Music School, New Haven, CT from 1996-2014. He continues his musical journey teaching and performing, singing and playing recorder, as well as playing viola da gamba and violin.





Larry with von Huene recorders