Michael Norsworthy’s unique voice on the clarinet has made him a sought-after soloist and chamber music collaborator, and garnered praise from around the globe for his virtuosic and expressive performances.
As a celebrated champion of modern repertoire, he has premiered over 150 works by composers including Milton Babbitt, Harrison Birtwistle, Elliott Carter, Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finnissy, David Gompper, Helmut Lachenmann, Magnus Lindberg, Tristan Murail, and Wolfgang Rihm, among others, in leading venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Musikverein in Vienna, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, and at the Casals Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival.
His discography can be found on the Albany, BMOP/sound, Cantaloupe, Cirrus, ECM, Gasparo, Mode, Navona, New World, and New Focus labels.
He is principal clarinet with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, professor of clarinet and head of the woodwind department at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Norsworthy is an artistic advisor for Henri Selmer Paris and an artist clinician for Vandoren SAS and plays on Selmer Paris clarinets and Vandoren products.
For more information, visit www.michaelnorsworthy.com.
Role: Classical Artist