Born in Nyon, Switzerland, Alexis Lanz currently resides in Jamaica Plain, MA, where
he maintains a multi-faceted performing career. Lauded by the Boston Musical
Intelligencer for his “astonishing fluidity”, he has been principal clarinetist of the Boston
Ballet Orchestra since 2011. He has also performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, A
Far Cry Chamber Orchestra, and Symphony New Hampshire.
An ardent promoter of contemporary classical music, Mr. Lanz is a regular performer
with Sound Icon, Collage New Music and the Callithumpian Consort, with which he has
premiered works by many notable composers including Chaya Czernowin, Alvin Lucier,
and Rand Steiger.
In March 2014, he appeared with the Parkway Concert Orchestra, performing Mozart’s
Concerto in A major. He has performed in numerous musical festivals, including the
Tanglewood Music Center, where he was awarded the Gino B. Cioffi Memorial Prize, the
Atlantic Music Festival, the Summer Institute of Contemporary Performing Practice, the
New Hampshire Music Festival and the National Orchestral Institute.
Alexis completed his studies at the New England Conservatory, where he received
Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. His teachers include National
Symphony clarinetist Edward Cabarga, and Thomas Martin of the Boston Symphony
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