Clarinet Prof. - University of North Florida
Soloist, Chamber musician
Founder member of "Trio di colore" group
Artist's BiographyGuy Yehuda
Clarinetist Guy Yehuda is recognized as an outstanding talent on the international concert stage around the world today. He is the top prize winner of the 2003 Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition, the 2004 Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition, and the 2004 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (as member of the Trio di Colore.) Since his North American Concerto debut with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra and conductor Peter Oundjian, Mr. Yehuda has toured extensively in Europe, North America and Israel. As principal clarinetist, Mr. Yehuda has performed with the Israel Philharmonic, Lucerne Contemporary Festival Orchestra, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, among others as well as guest clarinetist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Yehuda performed on tours of Europe and the U.S. under the batons of top conductors including Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Yuri Temirkanov, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Sir Andrew Davis and Daniel Barenboim. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Spoleto Festival (USA), Verbier Festival and Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Parry Sound Festival, Domain Forget Festival, Fountain Arts concert series and at the Israeli Chamber Music Festival at Kfar Blum.
Mr. Yehuda is a sought after recitalist throughout North America and Europe. He has performed in prestigious halls and venues such as Carnegie Hall, Domain Forget, (Canada), Chicago Symphony Hall, Palacio Fuz in Lisbon and Dame Myra Hess Chamber Series to name a few. He is a particularly active chamber musician and tours extensively with the award winning chamber music group: Trio di Colore (with Yuval Gotlibovich-Viola and Jimmy Briere-Piano) of which he is the founding member. Mr. Yehuda has appeared numerous times as a guest artist on CBC Canadian Radio, Radio-Canada, WFMT Chicago, DRS Swiss Radio, Portugal National Radio, and Israel's Classical radio station, as well as TV appearances on Israel's Channel 2 and Chicago's Channel 25. Mr. Yehuda has recorded with Hal Leonard productions, IU New Music Ensemble, and number of live recordings for the CBC. A new CD recording by Mr. Yehuda for solo and trio music is expected to be released on the XII-21 Canadian Label in 2008.
Professor Yehuda has given master classes throughout the U.S, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Israel and taught clarinet at Indiana University's Jacob School of Music. He is an active clinician in the U.S and abroad and has been frequently invited to judge on national and international competitions. Over the summer months is the Artist–Teacher resident at the acclaimed Orford festival in Canada. Currently he serves on the faculty of the University of North Florida as Professor of Clarinet where he also teaches music theory and Chamber Music. As an accomplished conductor, Mr. Yehuda served as Conductor-in-Residence of the Royal Conservatory Orchestra in Toronto, working with maestros George Cleve, Leon Fleischer, and Gary Kulesha. And during his studies at Indiana University, Mr. Yehuda worked with conductors David Effron and Imre Palo. Mr. Yehuda is also a published composer and winner of the prestigious Israeli Sharet composition award, having worked individually with Pierre Boulez, P.Q. Phan, Alexander Rappoport, Yinaam Leef and Haim Permont.
Mr. Yehuda studied with distinguished clarinetists James Campbell, Eli Eban, Charles Neidich, Larry Combs, Howard Klug, Avrahm Galper, Alfred Prinz and Yitzhak Katzap. He is a Doctoral candidate at Indiana University, having received an M.A. and a Performer Certificate, the highest honor given to a performer at the same venerable institution. He also received his Artist Diploma and Bachelor's degree from the Glenn Gould Professional Music School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.