EVAN ROSS SOLOMON, CLARINET
A native of Philadelphia, clarinetist Evan Ross Solomon is a freelance artist and teacher in the Washington, DC area. He is principal clarinet and bass clarinet of Inscape Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra, The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, and Washington Concert Opera. Mr Solomon has also performed as principal clarinet of Opera on the James (Lynchburg, VA), and bass clarinet with The Delaware Symphony. He has performed under such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Leonard Slatkin, Eri Klas, and Michael Stern.
As a chamber musician Mr. Solomon plays regularly with Inscape Chamber Music Project, a group of which he is a founding member. He has performed in recital at the Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Institute , Montgomery College, Music from Mapleview, and The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer music series.
Over twenty new solo and chamber works for the clarinet have been composed for Evan Solomon. He has worked with many composers including Joe Hallman, Justin Boyer, John McGinn, Altin Volaj and others. Mr. Solomon holds the BM degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Music, and the MM from The University of Maryland. His principal teachers include Anthony Gigliotti, Loren Kitt, Steve Bates, and Paul Cigan.
Evan Solomon is currently on the faculty of Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. Mr. Solomon's private studio includes many of the finest high school clarinetists, and saxophonists in the DC metropolitan area.
Since 2006, Evan Solomon has served as Executive Director of Inscape Chamber Music Project.