August 12 - 21
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”, He has won several international competitions, such as the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition as a gold medalist.
Mr. Yehuda has toured extensively in Europe, North and South America, Israel, South Korea and China. As principal clarinetist, he has performed with the Israel Philharmonic, 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 Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and guest principal clarinetist with the Detroit Symphony and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras.
Yehuda performed on tours of Europe and the U.S. under the batons of top conductors including Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur and Daniel Barenboim. He performed and collaborated with the world’s top composers and performers including Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, John Corigliano,
Menahem Pressler from the Beaux-Arts Trio, and the Dali, Cypress, Borromeo and Harrington String Quartets.
A highly demanded musician, he has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Spoleto, Verbier, Lucerne, Ottawa Chamber Music, Parry Sound, and Domain Forget festivals, and at the Israeli Chamber Music Festivals in Tel Aviv and Haifa.
An avid of contemporary music, as well as the standard canon, Yehuda has performed and commissioned many new works and concerti from composers around the world and performed with Israel’s International Contemporary. Yehuda is a sought-after recitalist throughout North
America, Europe and Asia. He has performed as soloist in prestigious halls and venues such as Carnegie Hall, Domain Forget, (Canada), Chicago Symphony Hall, Palacio Fuz and Casa di Musica in Portugal, Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv and Dame Myra Hess Chamber Series.
He has appeared regularly as a guest artist on Public Radio across the U.S and abroad, and he has been a frequent artist on a number of live recordings for CBC. Yehuda’s discography recordings won many acclaims
and rave reviews. His varied discography includes CDs on XII-21, Albany records, and Blue Griffin record labels.
Yehuda has given master classes throughout the U.S, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, China, and Israel. He is a Selmer-Paris and Vandoren international performing artist and product consultant.
He held visiting faculty positions at Indiana University and the University of Virginia and has been the clarinet professor at the University of North Florida. Currently, he is the Associate Professor and Artist Teacher of Clarinet at Michigan State University College of Music, and principal clarinetist with the Lansing Symphony and Jackson Symphony Orchestras. He is the Artistic Director of the Henri Selmer International Summer Academy in Michigan, as well as the clarinet faculty resident at the Vianden/Saarburg Summer Festival in Europe, Aria International Music Festival in Massachusetts, and the Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy in California.