James Marchese

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About James Marchese

Freelance clarinettist trained at the Royal College of Music, available for session, orchestral, solo and chamber work across the UK.
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James studied clarinet at the Royal College of Music and has 30 years of professional solo, chamber, orchestral and recording experience. He can also be booked for work on E flat clarinet, bass clarinet and basset horn. He has performed as an orchestral and chamber musician in many of the country’s leading concert halls including the Barbican, Festival Hall and the Purcell Room, as well as giving solo performances at the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, and performances for BBC Radio 3. He also performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle to celebrate her Golden Wedding Anniversary. James has participated in masterclasses with many leading clarinettists including Jack Brymer, Gervase de Peyer and Andrew Marriner. James is based in Lymington, Hampshire, and freelances with orchestras and chamber ensembles across the UK. He teaches clarinet privately in Hampshire and Dorset.

James Marchese's Reviews

From customers:

Simon M
2 years ago

Incredibly professional, beautiful sound and learnt the music fast. Performed brilliantly.

Liz B
2 years ago

James’ playing was superb and he blended in with the group very well. Super musical clarinet playing.

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James Marchese's Song list

Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Finzi Clarinet Concerto
Copland Clarinet Concerto
Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1
Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 2
Crussell Clarinet Concerto No. 2
Spohr Clarinet Concerto No. 1,2,3,4
Mozart Clarinet Quintet
Brahms Clarinet Quintet
Brahms Clarinet Trio
Clarinet and Piano
Schumann Fantasy Pieces
Schumann Three Romances
Poulenc Clarinet Sonata
Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 and No. 2
Horovitz Sonatina
Messager Solo de Concours
Rabaud Solo de Concours
Milhaud Duo Concertante
Hindemith Sonata
Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie
Cooke Sonata
Stanford 3 Intermezzi
Howells Sonata

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£300
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