Teresa Reilly

Teresa Reilly's Biography

Clarinetist Teresa Reilly earned a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from Northwestern University where she studied with Charlene Zimmerman, and a Bachelor of Science in Music from DePaul University where she studied with John Bruce Yeh.

An avid chamber musician, Teresa has performed on diverse concert series, such as the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, St. James Cathedral concert series, La Jolla Music Society SummerFest and Fontana Chamber Arts concert series. Together with clarinetist John Bruce Yeh, erhu virtuoso Wang Guowei and pipa virtuoso Yang Wei, Teresa formed Birds and Phoenix, an innovative quartet dedicated to bridging Eastern and Western musical cultures.

As a freelance musician, Teresa performs regularly with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other Chicago area ensembles. She has performed in Carnegie Hall several times with the CSO as part of the clarinet section, and she can be heard on various CSO Resound recordings. Teresa has performed as a guest soloist with many ensembles in the Midwest. Her playing is featured on the recording titled Synergy from the Naxos label, together with John Bruce Yeh, on a commissioned work for clarinet and basset horn composed by James David.

A passionate and committed music educator, Teresa has served on the faculties of DePaul University, the Merit School of Music, The People's Music School and New Music School in Chicago.

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