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Introducing Senior Artist VIP

David Shifrin - Renowned Soloist, Winner of the Avery Fisher Prize, former Director of the Chamber Music Northwest and Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center, and Professor at Yale University



               Winner of the 2000 Avery Fisher Prize, clarinetist David Shifrin has appeared with the Philadelphia and Minnesota orchestras and the Dallas, Seattle, Houston, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Denver symphonies. He has appeared in recital at Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, and at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. In addition he has appeared in recital and as soloist with orchestra throughout Europe and Asia.

               A three-time Grammy nominee, he has been the artistic director of Chamber Music Northwest since 1980. An artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1989, he served as its artistic director from 1992 to 2004. A faculty member at Yale since 1987, Shifrin is Professor in the Practice of Clarinet and Chamber Music, and serves as artistic director of the Oneppo Chamber Music Series and the Yale in New York concert series.

              An extensive biography appears on his website with updated information.


Agendas and Performance and Teaching Philosophy

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Message from David Shifrin

Agendas and Upcoming Programs


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