Lawrence Irving Wilde

musician and educator

Lawrence Irving Wilde (born Yuri Boguinia, April 5, 1991), is a composer. He studied music at the Juilliard School and Princeton University. He has worked with ensembles such as the Kronos  Quartet,[1] Eighth Blackbird, JACK Quartet, ÆON Music Ensemble,  Sō Percussion, Tesla Quartet, Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Moscow String Quartet, Ensemble Mise-En, Juilliard Orchestra and others. In 2013 Wilde became "one of the youngest composers ever commissioned by Kronos".[2]

Lawrence Irving Wilde
BornYuri Boguinia (1991-04-05) 5 April 1991 (age 29)
Stavropol, Stavropol Krai, Russia
OriginBoulder, Colorado US
  • Classical
  • Composer
  • Educator
  • Violin
  • Vocals
  • Keyboards
  • SoundInk
Associated acts
  • The House of Faces
  • ÆON Music Ensemble
The Juilliard School


Wilde completed his undergraduate studies at the Juilliard School where he worked with Samuel Adler and Christopher Rouse. Wilde went on to do a PhD at Princeton University where he worked with Steven Mackey, Dmitri Tymoczko and Dan Trueman. In 2015 Wilde was named a Bang on a Can Summer Festival Fellow and worked with composers David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon at MASS MOCA.


  1. "Kronos Quartet to commemorate World War I in music and film Oct. 8 at CU-Boulder". CU Presents. 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  2. "Kronos Quartet". Retrieved 2018-07-06.