Todd Palmer

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

Todd Palmer is a three-time Grammy nominee and has appeared as soloist, recitalist, chamber music collaborator, educator, arranger, and presenter in a variety of musical endeavors around the world.

As a winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and grand prize winner in the Ima Hogg Young Artist Auditions, he has appeared as soloist with many symphony and chamber orchestras including those of Houston, Atlanta, St. Paul, Cincinnati, Montréal, BBC Scotland, and has given recital performances that include Weill Hall and the 92nd St. Y in New York City, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

Mr. Palmer has collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned artists and ensembles such as the St. Lawrence, Brentano, Borromeo, Jupiter, Chiara, Lark, Pacifica, and Omer string quartets; and sopranos Kathleen Battle, Renée Fleming, Elizabeth Futral, Heidi Grant Murphy, and Dawn Upshaw.  He has also worked with numerous composers including Thomas Adès, David Bruce, Ricky Ian Gordon, Christopher Rouse, Mason Bates, Ned Rorem, George Tsontakis, and Osvaldo Golijov.

Moreover, Mr. Palmer appeared as soloist in director Robert La Page’s staging of The Nightingale and Other Fables at BAM, and gave the world premiere of Crosswalk, a new work for clarinet and dance especially created for him by choreographer Mark Morris. He has spent 25 years as the clarinetist of the Spoleto Festival’s chamber music series, and his Broadway credits include South Pacific, The King & I, Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close, and most recently, My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center Theater.