Todd Palmer

Clarinetist Todd Palmer has been involved in an array of creative and diverse artistic presentations throughout his career.

Clarinetist Todd Palmer has been involved in an array of creative and diverse artistic presentations throughout his career, appearing as performance artist, concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber music collaborator, educator, arranger, and presenter in a variety of musical endeavors around the world. A three time Grammy nominee, he has appeared as soloist with major symphony and chamber orchestras including those of Houston, Atlanta, St. Paul, Cincinnati, Montréal, BBC Scotland, and has shared the stage with a variety of the world’s most renowned artists and ensembles such as sopranos Kathleen Battle, Renée Fleming, Elizabeth Futral, Heidi Grant Murphy, Dawn Upshaw; and the St. Lawrence, Brentano, Borromeo, Chiara, Daedelus, Lark, Pacifica and Ying string quartets.

Mr. Palmer was the first wind player to be awarded the grand prize in the Ima Hogg Young Artist Auditions and later went on to win the Young Concert Artist International Auditions in NYC. He has appeared as recitalist and lecturer at major performing arts centers and universities in 48 states.

His appearances abroad have included concerto, recital and chamber music performances in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, England, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, the Caribbean, Japan, Taiwan and China. Mr. Palmer has been a participant for 22 years at Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston SC, and was a member of the critically acclaimed group, Spoleto Chamber Music USA, which toured the U.S. for 10 years, and which was broadcast regularly on NPR.

He has attended many other summer music festivals in the US and Canada, including Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Banff, La Jolla SummerFest,Bravo!, the Caramoor, Cartagena, Bridgehampton, Portland, Rockport, Halifax, and Vancouver Chamber Music Festivals. Mr. Palmer also participated for five summersat the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, as well as the Tanglewood Music Festival where he received the Leonard Bernstein Fellowship. He has held principal clarinet positions in the Minnesota Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Gotham Opera of NYC, the Grand Teton Festival, and in Lincoln Center’s revivals of South Pacific and The King & I.