Returning to Music Mondays, prize-winning clarinetist Moran Katz has become a musical icon, not only around the world, but also in Sarasota where she was a student at the Sarasota Music Festival. This past summer she received rave reviews for her performance at the Festival of the treacherous Copland Clarinet Concerto.
First prize winner of the prestigious Ima Hogg Competition, Katz has also received the Audience Choice Prize as well as the Artistic Encouragement Prize voted on by the Houston Symphony Musicians.
The solo clarinetist and chamber musician has performed extensively throughout te U.S., Europe and Asia, appeared as soloist with major orchestras from the Israel Philharmonic to the Fairbanks Symphony, and she’s done recitals that have included series in Washington D.C., Detroit, Lincoln Center, Marlboro and the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic.
A founder of the innovative and fun “Shuffle Concert,” Moran received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was admitted with presidential distinction and a full scholarship. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Vassar.