Guy Yehuda, clarinet | Byunghee Yoo, piano
Music on Mondays visiting artist series
June 25, 2021
Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 at 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon
Israeli-American clarinetist Guy Yehuda is recognized as one of the most outstanding and unique talents on the international concert stage today. Hailed by composer John Corigliano as “One of the most awe-inspiring clarinetists today,” Yehuda was the top prizewinner of several international competitions such as the 2003 Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition, and the 2004 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (Gold Medalist as a member of Trio di Colore.)
The concert at Virginia Tech includes:
Fantasia da Concerto sopra motivi dell'Opera 'Rigoletto' de Verdi by Luigi Bassi
Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 120 by Johannes Brahms
Three Preludes for solo clarinet by Guy Yehuda
Sonata No. 2 in D Major Op. 94a by Sergei Prokofiev
As principal clarinetist, Mr. Yehuda has performed with the Lucerne Contemporary Festival Orchestra, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, among others, as well as guest clarinetist with the Israel Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
He is sought-after as a recitalist throughout North America and Europe, and is an active clinician and has given master classes throughout the U.S, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Israel. He is a Selmer-Paris and Vandoren international performing artist and serves as an artist instrumental adviser for both companies.
Currently he is the Artistic Director of the Henri Selmer International Summer Academy in Michigan and the Associate Professor and Artist Teacher of Clarinet at Michigan State University College of Music. Yehuda is also a published composer and winner of the prestigious America-Israel composition award.