Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein is recognized for playing which combines flawless technique and consummate musicianship with graceful phrasing and a warm soulful tone. Considered one of today’s most exceptional clarinet players, he has performed in recital and with prestigious orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout the world. Recipient of a coveted 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Fiterstein has been praised by the New York Times for possessing a “beautiful liquid clarity,” and the Washington Post wrote, “Fiterstein treats his instrument as his own personal voice, dazzling in its spectrum of colors, agility, and range.” He regularly performs with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He is the founder of the chamber group The Zimro Project and frequently commissions and performs new works. Fiterstein is a first prize winner of the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition and has received numerous awards from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. He is the clarinet professor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.