Kevin Price

Clarinet Teacher
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Biography

Massachusetts native, clarinetist, and bass clarinetist Kevin Price is an advocate of new compositions, interdisciplinary collaborations, and the art of improvisation. Seeking to push the boundaries and expand the repertoire of the clarinet and bass clarinet, he has premiered a number of works by Boston and New York City-based composers such as Justin Barish, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Bert Van Herck, Emily Praetorius, and Icli Zitella.

Kevin has collaborated with a variety of Boston-based ensembles, such as Sound Icon, Boston Percussion Group, The Cambridge Philharmonic, and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Currently, he is the core clarinetist with Boston’s Equilibrium Ensemble and Providence’s Ensemble Parallax, as well as the founding member of the violin and clarinet duo, Box Not Found.

Kevin has also performed in several of The Boston Conservatory’s annual New Music Festivals, having the privilege of collaborating with the late Gunther Schuller. He has performed with a number of world renowned ensembles, including the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra as principal clarinetist and bass clarinetist under the artistic direction of the late Pierre Boulez, Matthias Pintscher, Wolfgang Rihm and Heinz Holliger, as well as the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group under Oliver Knussen. Recently, he was involved with the monumental production of Ouroboros Trilogy, a cycle of three new operas composed by Scott Wheeler, Zhou Long, and Paola Prestini.

Kevin received his BM in Clarinet Performance at the Boston Conservatory, where he studied under Michael Norsworthy, graduated as valedictorian, and was the recipient of the Presser Foundation Scholarship Award and the Arthur B. Whitney Award for highest academic achievement. Kevin received his MM in Contemporary Clarinet Performance at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of David Krakauer and Michael Lowenstern.

Categories: Clarinet, IVEP Teacher, Woodwinds

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