Photo: Matthew Wan
Clarinetist and bass clarinetist Kevin Price is an advocate of new compositions, inter-disciplinary collaborations, and the art of improvisation. In recent years, Kevin was the recipient of the Presser Foundation Scholarship Award and the Arthur B. Whitney Award for highest academic achievement. Seeking to push the boundaries and expand the literature of the clarinet and bass clarinet, he has premiered a number of works by Boston and New York City-based composers such as Justin Barish, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Bert Van Herck, Emily Praetorius, and Icli Zitella.
Kevin has collaborated with numerous Boston and New York City-based ensembles, such as Boston Percussion Group, The Cambridge Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Tactus, Tenth Intervention, and ensemble mise-en, performing in some well known venues such as The Lilypad, Jordan Hall, Sanders Theatre, Symphony Hall, The Cell, Spectrum, and The Stone. Currently, he is the core clarinetist with Boston’s Equilibrium Concert Series and a co-founder of Zyzzyx, an experimental, improvisation-driven sextet. Kevin has also performed in several of The Boston Conservatory’s annual New Music Festivals, having the privilege of collaborating with Gunther Schuller in Jumpin’ into the Future, a program featuring a number of jazz orchestral works by Schuller, Robert Graettinger, and Charles Mingus. Recently, he performed with a number of world renowned ensembles, including the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra as principal clarinetist and bass clarinetist under the artistic direction of Pierre Boulez, as well as the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group under Oliver Knussen.
Kevin received his BM in Clarinet Performance at the Boston Conservatory, studying with Michael Norsworthy and graduating as valedictorian, and he has recently completed his MM in Contemporary Clarinet Performance at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of David Krakauer and Michael Lowenstern.