F. Gerard Errante

F. Gerard Errante's Biography

F. Gerard Errante is a clarinetist of international stature whose performances throughout the world have received critical acclaim. He has performed widely in the global community, presenting solo recitals and lecturing in countries from Australia to Zimbabwe. A native of New York City, Errante earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan with further study at L'Académie Internationale d'Eté in Nice, France. Errante has published multiple books, composed nearly a dozen works for clarinet and has recorded for numerous record labels and radio stations internationally. His many CDs and earlier LPs have received high praise from reviews worldwide. Additionally, he was previously a prizewinner in the International Gaudeamus Competition for Interpreters of Contemporary Music.

Errante's presence in the new music community has not only been as a world-class performer and composer, but as the inspiration for countless compositions ranging from unaccompanied clarinet to avant-garde clarinet and multimedia. Errante is a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, where he continues to teach and perform. While previously living in Norfolk, Virginia, he served as Co-Director of the Norfolk Chamber Consort for 38 years and was Professor of Music at Norfolk State University for 30 years, where he was twice named Teacher of the Year. A former President of both the International Clarinet Association and ClariNetwork International, Errante was awarded the ICA Lifetime Achievement Award at its ClarinetFest 2005 held in Tokyo, Japan. Errante is a Yamaha Performing Artist and performs using Clark Fobes mouthpieces as well as a wide variety of reeds.

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