Lawrence Cherney is a member of the order of Canada, a recipient of two Lieutenant Governor’s Awards and the Chalmers National Music Award, and artistic director of Soundstreams Canada which he has, over the past 25 years, established to become one of the largest and most dynamic organizations of its kind anywhere in the world. He has performed extensively as oboe soloist and recitalist in Canada, the United States, throughout Europe and in Israel. He has appeared as guest artist with the CBC Vancouver Radio Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Quebec Symphony, I Musici de Montreal, the Amadeus Ensemble, the Orford String Quartet, the Colorado Quartet and the Elmer Iseler Singers, to name only a few. He has recorded for several record labels and for most major European radio networks. His recordings have won three Juno nominations and have been prizewinners at the Rostrum of Composers competition of the European Broadcasting Union.