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Clarinetist David Shifrin (Masterclass)

  • Room 36 @ UH Manoa Music Department 2411 Dole Street Honolulu, HI, 96822 United States (map)

World-renowned clarinetist and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center artist, David Shifrin, will teach clarinet and woodwind quintet students from the University of Hawaii and the Hawaii Youth Symphony programs.

Co-presented with the Hawaii Youth Symphony and University of Hawaii with additional support from Backun Musical.


Don’t Miss David Shifrin with the HSO!

David Shifrin will perform Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie and von Weber’s 2nd Concerto April 13 & 14 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall

About Clarinetist David Shifrin


One of only two wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize since the award's inception in 1974, Mr. Shifrin is in constant demand as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber music collaborator.

Mr. Shifrin has appeared with the Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras and the Dallas, Seattle, Houston, Milwaukee, Detroit and Denver symphonies among many others in the US, and internationally with orchestras in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. In addition, he has served as principal clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra (under Stokowski), the Honolulu and Dallas symphonies and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and New York Chamber Symphony. Mr. Shifrin has also received critical acclaim as a recitalist, appearing at such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York City as well as the the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. A sought after a chamber musician, he collaborates frequently with such distinguished ensembles and artists as the Guarneri, Tokyo, and Emerson String Quartets, Wynton Marsalis, and pianists Emanuel Ax and André Watts.

An artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1989, David Shifrin served as its artistic director from 1992 to 2004. He has toured extensively throughout the US with CMSLC and appeared in several national television broadcasts on Live From Lincoln Center. He has also been the artistic director of Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon since 1981.

David Shifrin performs on MoBa cocobolo wood clarinets by Backun Musical Services. More information at

Earlier Event: March 25
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Later Event: June 9
Student Recital