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12 May 2019

 

Nicholas Brown, winner of the 2019 Boston Woodwind Society Harold Wright Merit Award Competition

 

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

                     Congratulations to Nicholas Brown, winner of the 2019 Harold Wright Merit Award Competition!! Nicholas is a clarinetist and educator in Boston, MA. He is Principal Clarinet of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and Second/Bass Clarinetist with Boston Lyric Opera, following two years with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He is a substitute with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and New World Symphony, among many other New England orchestras.


               Nicholas has appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra and Symphony Nova, as well as being a finalist for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony’s Solo Competition and grand-prize winner of the Jean and Harvey Picker Prize, Emily K. Rand Scholarship, and the Boston University Departmental Award for Excellence in Performance.


              As a chamber musician Nicholas has appeared as a Festival Artist with the Newport Music Festival. He is also a member of Hathor Winds, a Boston-based wind quintet that has performed throughout New England and competed at the Fischoff and Plowman competitions, as well as being one of two semi-finalist ensembles in the 2015 Astral Artists National Auditions.


             Nicholas' primary teachers include Thomas Martin, John Bruce Yeh, and Ethan Sloane. He has also worked with Stephen Williamson, John Bruce Yeh, Michael Wayne, David Martins, Yehuda Gilad, Larry Guy, Joaquin Valdepeñas, Pierre Dutrieu, and Thomas Parchman. Nicholas received his Bachelor of Music, cum laude from Boston University and Master of Music with Academic Honors from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Nick Brown

 

              Harold Wright was born in Wayne, Pennsylvania and began playing the clarinet at age twelve. He attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied clarinet with the Philadelphia Orchestra's principal clarinetist, Ralph McLane, and chamber music with that orchestra's principal oboist, Marcel Tabuteau.


              Upon graduating from Curtis, Mr. Wright joined the Houston Symphony and a year later became principal clarinetist of the Dallas Symphony. For many summers he participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and the Casals Festival Orchestra and was a frequent guest artist with the Lincoln Center Chamber Concerts, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and the chamber music concerts at the 92nd Street "Y" in New York. He also appeared frequently with such leading string quartets as the Budapest, Guarneri, Vermeer, and Juilliard. In 1970 he joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as principal clarinet and taught at New England Conservatory, Boston University, and the Tanglewood Music Center until his untimely death in August 1993. He has left a legacy of memorable recordings.

 

           This Merit Competition is held each year in honor of the acclaimed Principal Woodwind Artists in the Boston Symphony with a Prize of $2000 to each winner.

 

 

 

 

           

 

6 May 2019

 

Concorso Simeone Viseli at the Mozarteum Salzburg - Director Dario Zingales - Klarinette Professor - VIP Wenzel Fuchs

 

Salzburg, Austria

 

The Winners & Jury of Concorso Visalli (6th May 2019 - University Mozarteum)
1. Prize - Andrea Caputo & Lorenzo Dainelli
1. Prize - Franz-Joseph Labmayr & Julius Ockert
2. Prize - Ange Sierakowski & Baptiste Rollet

 

 

 

 

5 May 2019

 

Nassau Suffolk Wind Symphony, featuring guest soloist Senior VIP and Legendary Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic Stanley Drucker (performing the Weber Concertino Op 26) at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College with the Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts -

 

Rockville Center, Long Island, New York USA

 

 

 

           

1 and 3 May 2019

 

 

Two Concerts with Ruzalia Kasimova and Colleagues at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory including an Aluni Concert performing Chamber Music in The Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. The program includes works by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Debussy, Khachaturyan, Ibert, Ysaÿe , Suite from L'histoire du Soldat by Stravinsky (for Trio.(Violin, Clarinet, Piano). 2nd Concert in the Rachmaninoff Hall included a Performance of Elegie for clarinet, Cello and piano by Mikhail Petukhov

 

Moscow, Russia

 

 

 

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