David Krakauer

David Krakauer

David Krakauer is praised internationally as an innovator in modern klezmer as well as a major voice in classical music. He received a 2015 Grammy nomination as soloist with the conductorless orchestra A Far Cry and a Juno nomination for the CD Akoka with cellist Matt Haimovitz.

Krakauer has performed as soloist alongside the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Weimar Staatskapelle, Orchestre de Lyon, Dresdener Philharmonie, and the Baltimore, Detroit and Seattle symphonies. Krakauer has collaborated with the Kronos, Emerson, Tokyo, Orion, and Miro string quartets.

Krakauer’s discography contains some of the most important clarinet recordings of recent decades, including Osvaldo Golijov’s The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind with the Kronos Quartet, The Twelve Tribes, and Paul Moravec’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition Tempest Fantasy.

David Krakauer teaches clarinet and chamber music at the Manhattan School of Music, the Mannes College of Music (New School), The Bard Conservatory, and NYU.


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