Raymond Brien

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Clarinettist and composer based in London. Bass and Eb specialist; Contemporary specialist. I’d love to collaborate with you.
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Raymond is a Britten-Pears Young Artist 2020 and award winning soloist. Recent solo new-music highlights include guest appearances for the BBC Total Immersion series and performing Birtwistle's Linoi both of which were recorded for BBC Radio 3 this year. After winning the Hatfield and District Music Festival he has also recently performed the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto with DeHallivand Orchestra. He is part of the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group NEXT cohort and has recently appeared at the Mostly Modern Festival in New York, USA. Outside of his solo playing, Raymond enjoys a varied career in chamber music and orchestral playing, including with his clarinet duo ‘DuoBolical’. Raymond is the artistic director of the Thinking Minds Project new-music recital series, which principally explores the world of electro-acoustic music in a multi-media context, with up-and-coming composers from around the globe. Raymond is grateful for the support of the HMUK in his work.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Baroque, Early music, Fanfare, Medieval music, Folk, Jazz fusion, Avant garde, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Noise music, World music, Christmas, Renaissance, Electronic, Marching, Easy listening
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Orchestrator, Lyricist, Arranger, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Singing teaching
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From customers:

Robin B, 3 years ago

Terrific virtuosic power and poise...with real presence and understanding