Amos Lawrence's education and training began with the piano and recorder. On the violin, he attended the Greenwood Music Camp at age eleven, and won the Sanford Competition at age 14 which enabled him to attend the North Carolina School of the Arts on a full scholarship where he studied with Vartan Manoogian. At this time, he benefited enormously from a collaboration with the famous pianist Lili Kraus who coached him on Mozart and Beethoven Sonatas. At sixteen, he was the youngest member of the "International Orchestra" which toured Italy in the summer of 1977. At the age of eighteen, he entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with the legendary Ivan Galamian and Jascha Brodsky. At Curtis, his chamber music teachers were Misha Schneider, and Felix Galimir. He received his Master's degree with a "Distinction in Performance" honor from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. There he served as concertmaster of the New England Conservatory Orchestra and won the Charles Ely Scholarship Award. He was a prize winner of the Courts Sonata Competition, and a winner of the NEC Chamber Music Gala Competition. He participated with Russian artists in the "Making Music Together" Festival in Boston in 1988. There he worked with composers Alfred Schnittke, Leon Kirchner, and Gunther Schuller. Among performances in Jordan Hall he played such works as Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire", and "Ode to Napoleon". He collaborated there in chamber music performances with members of the Toho Gakuen School from Japan. In addition, he has played in master classes for such artists as Yehudi Menuhin, (Vieuxtemps Concerto #2) and Nathan Milstien (Ysaye "Ballade"). He has played over 25 performances of Vivaldi's Four Seasons in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston South Carolina, and at the Meadowmount School of Music he has performed Alban Berg's opus #3 string quartet, Igor Sravinsky's Duo Concertante, and William Walton's Violin Concerto.
Amos and his family reside in Brookline, Massachusetts.