Craig McLaren

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Australian Clarinettist now in London

Recently graduated from postgraduate studies from the Royal Academy of Music, London, Craig is a freelance clarinettist based in London. He has most recently performed with the Knussen Chamber Orchestra at the Aldeburgh Festival (which was broadcast on BBC3) and performs regularly with a number of graduate orchestras around London. He is a member of the Coriolis Quintet and toured as principal clarinettist with the international touring production of Les Miserables.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera
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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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Fluent sight-reader
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Customer questions

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

Timing increases will be charged at a new, higher rate. Timing decreases will remain at the original booking rate.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Providing an iPod/DJ service is possible, however, if you require a larger sound system than I can offer, I will hire one at additional cost.

How much time do you need to set up?

Generally, I only require 15-20 mins to set up.

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

You are welcome to select pieces you wish me to play or I can decide appropriate works for the event and timing requirements.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I will bring my own instrument/s but may will require the provision of a piano. If a piano is not available, I am happy to organise one for the event (at extra cost).

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If I am given plenty of notice, I am able to learn specific pieces before an event. I am also able to arrange music that is not readily available for my instrument for the event but will incur a £25 arranging fee per song.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£185
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300


From customers:

Https://, 2018 years ago

One of the best performance of the clarinet solo I’ve heard


WOW! Just WOW! The pianist, the clarinetist, the horns! Gershwin couldn't have asked for a better performance.