Nicholas Rodwell, Clarinet

“After studying at RCM and NCOS I joined COE and continued to play with them during the 1980s as a member (2nd Clarinet) During that time the ‘Wind Soloists’ was established under the direction of Alexander Schneider, who proved to be an inspiring and significant musical influence on us all.
I shall always be grateful to have worked closely with Claudio Abbado, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Maurizio Pollini, Paavo Berglund to name but a few. And I feel extremely privileged to have worked with this wonderful orchestra.
After a career as principal clarinet in the LSO, RPO and ROH, it has been fun to work as a guest with the orchestra in recent years under Leonidas Kavakos and Bernard Haitink.”


Nick was a founder member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Wind Soloists, with which he recorded most of the major wind ensemble repertoire. He went on to become Principal Clarinet of the LSO, the RPO and subsequently the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He was a Professor at the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music. Nick has also appeared with many Chamber Ensembles. More recently, he has appeared as Guest Principal Clarinet with the Philharmonia Orchestra, LSO and Australian Chamber Orchestra.
He is in demand as a studio musician and has appeared on many film and TV soundtracks.

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