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Clarinetist Pavel Vinnitsky has gained international acclaim through numerous solo, chamber music and orchestral appearances at major concert venues around the world and is recognized as one of the most in demand clarinet performers and teachers in the United States.


Associate Professor of Clarinet at College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, he has previously served on the faculty of New York University, Interlochen Clarinet Intensive and   Roundtop Summer Institute. Vinnitsky actively appears in masterclasses at universities and music schools nation-wide including Juilliard, Yale School of Music, Indiana University, Northwestern University, Michigan State University, DePaul University and Manhattan School of Music.

​During the 2016-22 seasons he has served as an acting clarinet section member with the New York Philharmonic and as an Associate Clarinetist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2009. Vinnitsky is a frequent guest artist with the Chicago Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the American Symphony, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's.

In high demand as a chamber musician, he has been featured in performances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic chamber music series, the Met Chamber Players at Carnegie Hall, as well as with the Wind Soloists of New York, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, the International Contemporary Ensemble and is on the artists roster of numerous international chamber music festivals.

His discography includes Grammy Award winning recordings for Deutsche Grammophon with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Sonny Classical and Deca Gold albums with the New York Philharmonic, recordings for New World and Bridge Records labels, numerous broadcasts on WQXR, SiriusXM, Bavarian Radio as well as appearances on CBS and ABC TV channels. Vinnitsky can be heard on soundtracks for motion picture features produced by Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, Paramount Studios, Disney and 20th Century Fox as well as TV series on Netflix and Amazon. He collaborated in performances and recording projects with rock and pop music stars including Sting, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennet, Paul McCartney and Peter Gabriel.

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