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Biography
Conor Brown is a clarinetist and composer from Boulder, Colorado.  He currently studies at the Bard College Conservatory of Music with clarinetists David Krakauer and Laura Flax and composers Joan Tower and George Tsontakis.  In the summer of 2008, Conor was invited to perform Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with the American Symphony Orchestra as part of the Bard Music Festival.  He was also the clarinetist for a production of a new ballet by the Christopher Williams Dance Company set to Prokofiev’s Trapeze. In March of 2008, he took part in the Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop Exploring Klezmer, where he performed as both a clarinetist and as a sampling / laptop artist.  He has also performed in the ensemble Fifth Veil as a part of the Wordless Music Series, which pairs classical ensembles with indie rock and electronica artists in an effort to build bridges between these genres.  This performance was later broadcast on radio station WNYC. Conor has attended the Interlochen Arts Camp, the Brevard Music Festival, and the Balkan Music and Dance Workshop at Mendocino, appeared on radio show From the Top, and been awarded a place on the roster of the Young Musician’s Foundation of Colorado.  He is an alumnus of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra.  As a composer, Conor has received commissions from flutist Jo Brand and from the Da Capo Chamber Players, who performed his work Cloud Forest at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City in September of 2008.
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