Richard Stoltzman’s virtuosity, musicianship and sheer personal magnetism have made him one of today’s most sought-after concert artists. As soloist with over a hundred orchestras, a captivating recitalist, an innovative jazz artist, and a prolific recording artist, this two-time Grammy® Award winner has defied categorization, dazzling critics and audiences alike throughout many musical genres. Stoltzman’s unique way with the clarinet has earned him an international reputation as he has opened up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted. He gave the first clarinet recitals at both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and became the first wind player to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. He has performed or recorded with numerous jazz and pop greats, and his commitment to new music has resulted in numerous premières, including acclaimed clarinet concertos by Toru Takemitsu, Stephen Hartke and Einojuhani Rautavaara. Richard Stoltzman’s discography numbers well over fifty recordings and he has won Grammy Awards for his recordings of the Brahms Sonatas with Richard Goode and Trios of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms with Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax.