Igor Begelman, clarinet  


Clarinetist Igor Begelman’s virtuosity and imagination have been praised by critics as a “remarkable display of music making” and have earned him an impressive list of awards, engagements, and honors. An Astral alumnus and the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, Mr. Begelman has appeared as soloist with major orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, including the Houston Symphony, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and I Musici de Montreal, among many others. His recital appearances have included engagements throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Israel, as well as recitals in such distinguished venues as Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Boston’s Faneuil Hall, Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls, Lincoln Center, and the 92nd Street Y. Equally accomplished as a soloist and chamber musician, his appearances have taken him to the Caramoor, Ravinia, Marlboro, Tanglewood, and Schleswig-Holstein festivals. An active educator, Mr. Begelman gives regular master classes throughout the U.S.  He has been a professor of Clarinet at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Director of the Woodwind Program at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and also taught at Brooklyn, Swarthmore and Sarah Lawrence College. He has recently been appointed as the Artist-in-Residence at The Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville, SC. Raised in Kiev, Ukraine, Igor Begelman received a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. His affiliation with the Piatigorsky Foundation allows him to teach and perform classical music in less traditional settings.

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