Einar Jóhannesson & Alessandra Pompili
Wednesday 7th February 2018, 7:30 pm
at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre, York St., Clitheroe, BB7 2DJ
Einar Jóhannesson studied the clarinet at the Reykjavík College of Music with Gunnar Egilson and continued his studies at The Royal College of Music in London, where he won the coveted Frederick Thurston prize. His main teachers there were Bernard Walton and John McCaw. Later he was awarded the prize for young Nordic soloists by the Sonning Foundation in Copenhagen. Einar has appeared as a soloist and chamber music player throughout Europe, Asia, America and Australia, often presenting pieces specially written for him by Icelandic composers. He is principal clarinet of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, solo clarinettist of the Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra, and a founding member of the Reykjavík Wind Quintet. In addition, he sings with Voces Thules, a group of six male voices specializing in medieval Icelandic church music. He has recorded for the Merlin, Chandos and BIS labels as well as for various radio and television networks.
To read more about Alessandra and listen to her play, visit her website
(Einar does not appear to have his own website, though he does feature on others)
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Nino Rota – Sonata, for clarinet and piano
Liszt – La Lugubre Gondola II, piano
Thorkell Sigurdbjörnsson – Kvedja, clarinet
Sergio Calligaris – Studies 23 & 24, Op.11 and
Il quaderno pianistico di Renzo, Op.7, piano
Paul Jeanjean – Carnival in Venice, for clarinet & piano
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All concerts are on Wednesdays at 7:30pm and take place at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre.