FORA.tv Speaker - Charles Neidich

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Biography

Charles Neidich has been hailed by the New Yorker as "a master of his instrument and beyond a clarinetist." He has been described as one of the most mesmerizing musicians performing before the public today. Neidich regularly appears as soloist and as collaborator in chamber music programs with leading ensembles. He has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and is a sought-after participant at many summer festivals.

Very active in education, Charles Neidich is on the faculties of the Juilliard School, Queens College of the City University of New York, the Manhattan School, and the Mannes College of Music, and has held visiting positions at the Sibelius Academy in Finland, the Yale School of Music, and Michigan State University. He is in demand for master classes around the world and for innovative lecture concerts he has devised such as "Old is New: how playing old music on period instruments is like playing new music on modern instruments," and "Craft and Drama: how understanding how Brahms composed makes for a more compelling performance." He also published a book on the basics of clarinet technique for the Japanese publisher TOA Ongaku Inc., with his wife, Ayako Oshima.

Last spring, Neidich was the recipient of the William Schuman Award given by the Juilliard School for outstanding performance and scholarship.

1 Program

Contemporary New York Composers: A Performance

11.11.09 | 01:55:16 min | 0 comments