Lauren Scott Mallory
PSO Cellist Lauren Scott Mallory grew up in a musical family in Greensboro, N.C., and continued her studies at Indiana University as a pupil of Janos Starker. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Music in 1969, Lauren joined the Pittsburgh Symphony. In 1979, she won the title of Associate Principal Cellist, a position she held until 2001. She is now delighted to be back in the section.
Lauren is active in recital and chamber music performances in Pittsburgh and has performed as soloist with the PSO, the New Hampshire and Eastern Music Festivals. In addition to many private cello students, she also teaches at Chatham College.
In 1980, she married PSO cellist Hampton Mallory, who had joined the orchestra two years before. They are the proud parents of two children. Although Lauren has a private pilot's license she no longer flies, preferring instead to spend most of her free time gardening (she is a Master Gardener) and occasionally, sailing, bicycling, reading, and sewing. Lauren plays a cello made for her in 1991 by Peter and Wendela Moes.