Christopher Pell

Christopher Pell

January 29, 2018

Christopher Pell is currently the Principal Clarinetist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Second Clarinetist of The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. He was previously principal clarinetist of The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Christopher has also performed as principal clarinetist with The Toronto Symphony, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, The Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería (Mexico City) for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, second clarinet with The Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra and a variety of positions with The American Ballet Theatre. He appeared as a soloist with The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in February of 2013 when he filled in at a moment’s notice to perform the Copland Clarinet Concerto. Mr. Pell has performed as soloist with The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, The U.S. Army Band at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall, and The Long Island Sound Symphony. He has also won first prize in the Vandoren Emerging Artists Competition. As a chamber musician, Christopher has performed with the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Twickenham Fest, The Orlando Chamber Soloists, the Luzerne Chamber Music Festival, NOLA 360, and the Lake George Music Festival. As a teacher, Christopher is an adjunct professor of Clarinet at the University of New Orleans and has taught at the Interlochen Arts Camp. Christopher graduated from The Juilliard School in 2013 as a full-scholarship student of Jon Manasse and has twice been a fellow at The Tanglewood Music Center.