Chen Halevi

Chen Halevi is considered to be one of the leading virtuoso clarinettists of today. His playing covers an impressive range of repertoire from performing on period instruments to the most up to date contemporary music. He is a pioneer of a new school of playing looking at what the clarinet and clarinettist should be in the 21st century. Halevi has performed as soloist with some of the most important orchestras in America, Europe and Japan. Internationally acknowledged as a passionate contemporary musician, Halevi's, close ties with composers has led him to perform a great number of works dedicated to him by the most eminent composers of our time. In 2007 Halevi founded ClaRecords, to commission, produce and record new pieces from today's leading composers alongside upcoming ones. ClaRecords also works with leading specialists of other art genres to simulate dialogue between different art forms in the 21st century. He is currently clarinet professor at the Trossingen Hochschule for Music in Germany and he has traveled all over world to give master classes. Since 2007 he has been a faculty member in the summer master classes at the Banff centre.

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