Nelson Sinclair-Strong

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About Nelson

Nelson is an experienced clarinettist and saxophonist based in Kent and London.

A freelance clarinettist and saxophonist based in Kent, Nelson completed a MA in Clarinet performance at The Royal Academy of Music in 2021. Prior to this, he attended RAM as an undergraduate student, having been awarded the Arthur Lyon Scholarship at the time of his audition. Recent music highlights include Phantom of the Opera, Young Frankenstein and Odyssey Festival Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Future events include London youth Opera and Royal Academy of Music Composers Club. Nelson thoroughly enjoys chamber music and is a founding member of Chiltern Winds, a London based Wind Quintet who won the Nicholas Blake Woodwind Prize at RAM 2021.

Nelson's Reviews

From customers:

5 years ago

Your group was amazing, when you can you come back?

Musical D

Precise and warm playing, it sounded great!

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Nelson's Song list

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto
Mozart - Clarinet Quintet
Brahms - Clarinet Sonatas
Brahms - Quintet
Brahms - Clarinet trio
Weber Concerto in F Minor
Weber Concerto in Eb Major
Debussy - Premiere Rhapsody
Poulenc - Clarinet Sonata
Saint-Saens - Clarinet Sonata
Horovitz - Clarinet Sonata
Guastavino - Clarinet Sonata
Piazzolla - Oblivion and Tango
Copland - Clarinet Concerto
Stravinsky - Three pieces for Clarinet
Cheryl Frances-Hoad - Boulemata
Gershwin - American in Paris
Gershwin - Promenade, Walking the Dog
Summer time
Autumn Leaves
Fly me to the Moon
Take five
What a wonderful world
My funny valentine
I got Rhythm
It dont mean a thing (If it aint got that swing)
In a sentimental mood
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I will try my best to accomodate any changes and be flexible so the vent runs smoothly.

How much time do you need to set up?

About 15 -30 minutes

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Absolutely! Dont be afraid to ask if you have some particular songs in mind.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely! I love learning new repertoire.
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Other skills:
Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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