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Amitai Vardi

Preparatory division clarinet

Clarinetist Amitai Vardi, an avid soloist, orchestral and chamber musician made his solo debut at the age of sixteen with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. He has since won several concerto competitions and was a featured soloist with the CIM Orchestra, the Round Top Symphony Orchestra, the Spoleto Symphony Orchestra and with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Mr. Vardi received his Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University, where he studied with Eli Eban, and his Master of Music degree at The Cleveland Institute of Music, as a student of Franklin Cohen. Mr. Vardi pursued his post-graduate studies with Yehuda Gilad in Los Angeles.

His enthusiasm for chamber music has led to performances across the United States, South America, Europe and his native Israel. He is featured in several chamber music CDs, and later this year will appear on a recording with his father, cellist Uri Vardi.

As an orchestral player, Mr. Vardi served as principal clarinetist of Red {an orchestra}, and Lyric Opera Cleveland. He currently holds positions with Opera Cleveland, Blue Water Chamber Orchestra and Blossom Band and Orchestra. Vardi has performed with many orchestras, including the American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra, with which he performed dozens of concerts and has toured to New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Miami. He is on the faculty at Kent State University and joined the faculty at CIM in 2012.
 

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