Boasting a distinguished career spanning three decades, New York-born clarinetist Andrew Simon has appeared as soloist and guest lecturer on four continents. As Principal Clarinet of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (since 1988), Simon has recorded solo works by Baermann and Stravinsky and has performed concerti over 60 times, including John Corigliano’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra which he studied with the Academy Award-winning composer. Notable concerto performances include those with the Mainly Mozart Orchestra (US), the Singapore Symphony, as well as giving the Australia and Asia premieres of the original, unpublished version of Copland’s Concerto. Following the success of his first recital CD, “HOT” (“This is a five-star recording” – The Clarinet), he recently released “Ebony and Ivory”, for Naxos [8.573022] (“A Winner” – Fanfare magazine).
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