Samuel
Sparrow 

 Clarinetist 

BIO

A North Carolina native, Samuel Sparrow began his position as Section and E-flat Clarinet with the Charlotte Symphony in 2017, and is currently serving as Acting Principal Clarinet in their 2018/19 season.

In addition to his post in the Charlotte Symphony, Mr. Sparrow has performed with the New York Philharmonic, North Carolina and New World Symphonies, and Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland. He has collaborated with many of today’s leading conductors and artists, including Valery Gergiev, Alan Gilbert, Charles Dutoit, Yuja Wang, and Martin Fröst. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Raleigh Symphony, Garner Sinfonia, and Triangle Youth Philharmonic. Other performance highlights include a featured appearance with Sting at the Main Assembly Hall of the United Nations and the West Coast premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s chamber opera, Second Nature.

In addition to performing, Mr. Sparrow is an avid proponent of music education. He regularly gives coachings at local schools throughout Charlotte, NC and serves as a coach for the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras. He has also presented a masterclass at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

The recipient of the Leon Russianoff Memorial Scholarship, Mr. Sparrow earned his B.M. in performance from Manhattan School of Music.

His primary teachers include Mark Nuccio, Anthony McGill, and Pascual Martinez. During his summers, he has furthered his studies at the Brevard Music Center’s Orchestral Institute and the Music Academy of the West in California, and has received short-term coaching from many leading players in the United States and abroad.

Media

SCHEDULE

Charlotte Symphony 2018-19 Season

September 2018 – May 2019

More more info, please check our website at http://www.charlottesymphony.org/buytickets/

Davidson College: Chamber Music Featuring the Contrabass

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel Einmal Anders!

September 16th, 2018 at 3 PM

Davidson College, Sloan Music Center’s Tyler-Tallman Hall
Davidson, NC 28036

For more information, please visit Davidon College’s website.

Providence Chamber Music Series

Poulenc: Sonata for Two Clarinets, FP 7
with Allan Rosenfeld, Clarinet

October 28th, 2018 at 7 pm

Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28211

Concert is free of charge – no ticket required.

Providence Chamber Music Series

Prokofiev: Quintet in G Minor, Op. 39

January 13th, 2019 at 7 pm

Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28211

Concert is free of charge – no ticket required.

Providence Chamber Music Series

Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

February 17th, 2019 at 7 pm

Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28211

Concert is free of charge – no ticket required.

NC Artists Series Presents Members of the Charlotte Symphony

Stockhausen: Tierkreis
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

March 3rd, 2019 at 2 pm

North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

For tickets and more information, please the NC Art Museum’s website.

Services

As well as a flourishing concert schedule, Samuel has a thriving teaching career and is available for private functions and gigs.

Samuel enjoys collaborative efforts with other musicians and art disciplines. A versatile musician, Mr. Sparrow offers a range of experience in orchestral, chamber, and solo performance. He regularly offers clarinet instruction at local schools throughout Mecklenburg County, and is accepting private students. Mr. Sparrow is also accepting inquires regarding chamber music and other collaborative efforts for private events.

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