I’ve been doing more writing lately, even if it’s for academic reasons, so I figured, why not post it somewhere at least a few people will see it. This is a bio I wrote for the University of Utah Clarinet Quartet for our live broadcast this July at KBYU radio in Provo, UT, and for our performance at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest this August in Lincoln, Nebraska.
(P.S., tonight is the night of the premiere of my piece for wind ensemble, MountainCity!!!! I’m very excited.)
The University of Utah Clarinet Quartet is a premier chamber group comprised of the best undergraduate and graduate clarinetists from the University. The quartet placed third in the First Annual Utah Chamber Music Competition in 2011, and performed on its winners’ concert. The quartet recently played in a masterclass for Donald Oehler at Utah’s Clarinet Festival at Utah State University to an enthusiastic response, and was invited to perform for a live broadcast at Utah’s leading classical music station, Classical 89 on July 17, 2012. The quartet’s members pride themselves on their high level of musicianship and camaraderie. Founded by Henry Cáceres and Kattiusca Marín, both Chilean-born, with Salt Lake City native bass clarinetist Nick Morandi, the quartet performs music in various genres and styles, including orchestral transcriptions, standard repertoire, new music, and music from Latin-American composers.