Clarinetist Alan Kay will be in residence at the Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival, August 5-11, 2007. After teaching in the weeklong festival workshop, he will give a performance on Friday, August 10, at 7:30 pm at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater as the special guest clarinetist for Trio Solisti's performance of Tempest Fantasy, composer Paul Moravec's Pulitzer Prize-winning work.
One of the most versatile and respected musicians of his generation, Mr. Kay was honored with membership in the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in 2002 and serves as Principal Clarinet with New York’s Riverside Symphony. He also performs as principal clarinet with the American Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
Also a conductor, Mr. Kay studied orchestral conducting as a Bruno Walter Scholar at Juilliard with Otto-Werner Mueller and has led ensembles at Purchase College, Juilliard, in Buck’s County (PA), Staten Island, California and New York City. Mr. Kay taught at the Summer Music Academy in Leipzig, Germany in 2004 and teaches at the Manhattan, Hartt and Juilliard Schools.