2015 1st Prize Classical Clarinet: Christopher Pell

_DSC0626Christopher Pell is currently the Principal Clarinetist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He appeared as a soloist with The LPO in February of 2013 when he stepped in at a moment’s notice to perform the Copland Clarinet Concerto. Mr. Pell has also appeared as soloist with The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, The U.S. Army Band at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall, The Long Island Sound Symphony. He has won second prize in the Vandoren Emerging Artists Competition (2012), first prize in the International Clarinet Association High School Competition, and has competed in the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, Germany. Pell’s chamber ensemble,
Nola 360, was nominated for the best chamber music performance of 2013 by the Big Easy Classical Arts Committee. Christopher graduated from The Juilliard School in 2013 as a student of Jon Manasse and has twice been a fellow at The Tanglewood Music Center.