Christopher Pell, clarinet< Back to artists
Christopher Pell is the principal clarinetist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the second clarinetist of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the former principal clarinetist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed as Principal Clarinetist with the Toronto Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería (Mexico City) and Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra; second clarinet with the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra; and a variety of positions with the American Ballet Theatre. He appeared as a soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, U.S. Army Band at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall, and Long Island Sound Symphony. He has also won first prize in the Vandoren Emerging Artists Competition. As a chamber musician, Pell has performed with the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Twickenham Fest, Lyrica Baroque, Orlando Chamber Soloists, Luzerne Chamber Music Festival, NOLA 360, and the Lake George Music Festival. Pell teaches at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and has taught at the Interlochen Arts Camp and the University of New Orleans. He graduated from The Juilliard School in 2013 and has twice been a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Christopher Pell is a Buffet Crampon artist and a Vandoren artist.