Larry began his musical studies at the age of five when his father brought home an accordion and introduced him to his first teacher. Invigorated by this study, Larry added the guitar to his arsenal and studied piano seriously for many years thereafter. It was not until he was in his twenties that he decided to switch to the double bass. Larry went on to study classical music extensively, eventually adding the cello to his long list of loved instruments. His principal teachers were Joseph Guastafeste, longtime principal bassist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and cellist Karl Fruh, a highly regarded soloist and teacher. Under Mr. Fruh's guidance, he received bachelors and masters degrees in cello performance from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University.
- Festival Performance Date Thursday, August 29, 2013
- Festival Performance Time 12:15 – 1:15pm
- Festival Performance Location / Address Chicago Cultural Center - Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602
- Artist Website larrygraymusic.com
- Instrument Bass