Associate Professor: Clarinet
Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein is recognized for playing which combines flawless technique and consummate musicianship with graceful phrasing and a warm, soulful tone. Considered one of today’s most exceptional clarinet players, he has performed in recital and with prestigious orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout the world. Winner of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant Award, Fiterstein has been praised by the New York Times for possessing a “beautiful liquid clarity,“ and the Washington Post wrote, “Fiterstein treats his instrument as his own personal voice, dazzling in its spectrum of colors, agility and range. Every sound he makes is finely measured without inhibiting expressiveness.“ A dedicated performer of chamber music, Fiterstein frequently collaborates with distinguished artists and ensembles. He has previously taught at Kean University in New Jersey and at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
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