Alan Kay, clarinet
Based in New York City, clarinetist Alan R. Kay is among the most versatile and sought- after musicians of his generation. He has traveled worldwide as co-principal clarinetist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and with his distinguished wind quintet, Windscape. He is Principal Clarinetist of New York’s Riverside Symphony, the Little Orchestra Society and the Queens Symphony, appearing regularly as a guest with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the American Symphony, American Ballet Theater Orchestra and the New York City Opera. Vastly experienced as a chamber music performer, Mr. Kay appears frequently with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Trio Solisti and with the Bravo! Vail Valley Music, Yellow Barn and a wide variety of other summer festivals. His most recent CD, an all-Dvo_ák release on MSR Classics, is with Windscape. Winner of a 2003 Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award, Mr. Kay teaches on the faculties of Juilliard, the Manhattan School and Stony Brook University.