… just some of the orchestras who have booked Morgensterns clients during the past year.
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Andrew Harper (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass, Clarinet Contra Bass) Profile

Also: Clarinet Eflat, Basset Horn 

Orchestral bookings (since October 2012)

  • Orchestras: Academy of St Martin In The Fields, BBC Concert Orchestra, Bob Porter, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Southern Sinfonia.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): British Youth Opera, English Touring Opera, Garsington Opera, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Thames Festival Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Brandenburg Sinfonia, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Thames Sinfonia, The Heritage Orchestra.
  • Chamber Groups: Kokoro, Music Theatre Wales.
  • Education Work: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Education, Britten Sinfonia Education, London Symphony Orchestra Education / Discovery, Royal Opera House Orchestra Education.

Andrew's orchestral work also includes

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, English Pocket Opera Company, Armonico Consort, Aurora Orchestra, Elision Ensemble, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporian, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Australian Classical Players, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, Lutoslawski Festival Orchestra.

Session work: Knifedge Productions (recording for XL records), ITV Film.

Shows: Wicked

Solo and Chamber Music: Solo recitals as part of the Park Lane Group at the Purcell Room (Jan 2008), Deal Festival (July 2008) and Wigmore Hall (Dec 2008). Has also appeared as a soloist at the International Berio festival, St Martin in the Fields, St James Piccadilly, Colston Hall (Bristol), St Davids Hall (Cardiff) and at the Kings Lynn Festival. Has performed with chamber groups including Octanphonie, Skampa and Harpham Quartets. He was also a chamber performer at the composer portraits series at the 2006 BBC Proms. Chamber music partners have included Dame Felicity Lott, Pierre Laurant-Aimard and Thomas Brandis. Concerto appearances have included with Lutoslawski Festival Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music Orchestra, Australian Classical Players, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic and the Canberra School of Music Orchestra.

A graduate of the Australian National University (1999-2002) and the Royal Academy of Music (2003-2005), Andrew is an active freelancer performing on all instruments in the Clarinet family.

Previous orchestral positions include a one year sabbatical cover contract with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra as Associate Principal Clarinet and Principal E Flat Clarinet for the 2011/12 season and an extended contract with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra as Guest Principal Bass Clarinet for the 2010 calendar year.

As an orchestral musician, Andrew regularly appears throughout the UK as one of either Principal, 2nd, E Flat, Basset Horn and Bass Clarinet with a variety of orchestras.

As a soloist he was featured in the Park Lane Group Purcell Room New Year Series in 2008, receiving glowing reviews in the national press. In December 2008, Andrew made his Wigmore Hall debut with his duo partner Joseph Middleton, again represented by the Park Lane Group

'Jonathan Harvey's clarinet-piano piece Be(com)ing gave us strength, variety and beauty, and you couldn't beat Brian Ferneyhough's bass clarinet blockbuster Time and Motion Study 1 for molten shrieks and burbles. Harper will be heard from again.' - Geoff Brown, The Times, January 11th 2008

'His firm, sweet sound impressed in Brian Elias's overcooked variations Birds Practise Songs in Dreams (2002) and Jonathan Harvey's fey Be(com)ing (1981), while Timothy Salter's itchy Mondrian Pictures (1997) and Brian Ferneyhough's irascible Time and Motion Study I (1977) showed intellectual and technical fearlessness.' - Anna Picard, The Independent on Sunday, January 13th 2008

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

Royal Academy of Music (LRAM, 2003-2004. PGDip, 2003-2005. Manson Junior Fellow in New Music, 2005-06).

Schools attended

Australian National University, BMus (Hons) 1999-2002

Prizes and Awards

  • Ian Potter Cultural Trust (2003)
  • Ars Musica Australis (2003)
  • Leverhulme Trust (2004)
  • Australasian Clarinet Competition (3rd prize, 2002)

Teachers

Andrew Marriner, Timothy Lines, Mark van de Wiel, Alan Vivian.

Masterclasses: Paul Meyer (Academie Musicale Villecroze, 2009), Charles Neidich (Apeldoorn Masterclass, 2008).

Andrew joined Morgensterns in July 2009

Andrew's web profile was last updated 18th Oct 2017

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Andrew Harper (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass, Clarinet Contra Bass) Profile

Also: Clarinet Eflat, Basset Horn 

Teaching experience

  • Centre for Young Musicians 2008-2011
  • Kellett International School (Hong Kong) 2011-2012
  • Headington School (2012-onwards)

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Andrew Harper (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass, Clarinet Contra Bass) Profile

Also: Clarinet Eflat, Basset Horn 

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If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
please call Morgensterns Teleteam.