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Timothy Paradise has been Principal Clarinetist of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra since 1977. In 1978, he collaborated with Aaron Copland on a clarinet edition of Copland’s Violin Sonata. In 1983, he gave the première of Copland’s Clarinet Sonata at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall along with the American première of Luciano Berio’s Sequenza. Paradise was a soloist with the SPCO for composer-conducted performances of Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, Luciano Berio’s Concertino, John Adam’s Gnarly Buttons and John Harbison’s Concerto for Clarinet and Oboe. Other solo appearances with the SPCO include performances of concertos by Elliot Carter, Johann Stamitz, Mozart, Rossini, Weber, Strauss, and the U.S. première of Meyerbeer’s Gli Amori di Teolinda.

He has served as Principal Clarinetist of the Jackson Hole Festival and the Sante Fe Opera. As a recitalist, he has also performed in New York, Los Angeles, New Haven, Washington D.C., Vancouver, Quebec City, Munich, Florence, and Geneva. Paradise earned degrees from Pomona College, Yale University, and from the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik in Munich, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

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