Richard Hosford is one of Britain's outstanding clarinettists. He has a busy career both as a soloist and as chamber musician, as well as being Principal Clarinet with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. As a founder member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Richard has toured the world, performing as a soloist in the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the USA with conductors Claudio Abbado, Sir Colin Davis, Michael Tilson Thomas, Oscar Schumsky, Sir Roger Norringon, Gerard Korsten and Paavo Berglund. He has recorded the Mozart and Copland concertos with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Alexander Schneider on ASV. In 1997 he performed the Nielsen concerto with Paavo Berglund in Italy and Germany.
Richard was Principal Clarinet with the London Philharmonic for several years before taking up the post of Principal Clarinet with the BBC Symphony in 1994. In 1999 he gave the first broadcast of Robin Holloway's Clarinet Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and will perform as soloist with them again in 2001. Richard Hosford is a committed chamber musician and has recorded all the major repertoire for wind ensemble with the Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and has toured with them throughout the world. He has recorded with the Chamber ensemble Domus, and the Florestan Piano Trio. He is a leading member of the Gaudier Ensemble and has recorded many works for strings and wind with them. In 1998 he became a member of the Nash Ensemble with whom he performs and broadcasts regularly. He has recently recorded all the major chamber works of Poulenc with them.
Faculties / departments: Woodwind
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