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Mark Van De Wiel (Clarinet) Profile

Mark's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: Academy of St Martin In The Fields, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, New London Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National Opera Orchestra, Royal Opera House Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Brandenburg Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, Endymion Ensemble, English Classical Players, London Chamber Orchestra, London Sinfonietta.
  • Sessions: Graeme Perkins, Hilary Skewes, Isobel Griffiths, London Metropolitan Orchestras Ltd.
  • Education Work: London Sinfonietta Education.

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Current positions held

  • Principal clarinet Philharmonia Orchestra (2000-)
  • Principal clarinet London Sinfonietta (2002-)
  • Principal clarinet London Chamber Orchestra (1997-)
  • Principal clarinet Endymion (1980-)

Previous positions held

  • Principal clarinet Welsh National Opera (1981-1992)
  • Principal clarinet Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1994-1996).
  • As principal clarinet of the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta and as a wellknown soloist, Mark van de Wiel performs at major venues throughout the world.

    Mark has appeared as soloist with the Philharmonia (Ashkenazy, Gardner, Järvi, Wilson), the London Sinfonietta (Atherton, Brabbins, Fischer, Knussen, Masson), and the LCO (Warren-Green, including a solo appearance at La Scala, Milan).

    Noted for performances of contemporary music, Mark gave the world premiere of the clarinet concerto by Joseph Phibbs (2017) which he jointly commissioned with the Philharmonia and Malmö Live Konserthus, the world premiere of the Van der Aa concerto Hysteresis (2014), commissioned for him by the London Sinfonietta, and the world premiere of Morgan Hayes's concerto Dark Room, commissioned for him by Jouko Heikura.

    He has given several London premieres in the Philharmonia's Music of Today series, and elsewhere the Spanish premiere of the Carter Concerto, the UK premieres of the Carter Clarinet Quintet and of Taverner's Cantus Mysticus (at the Proms), and the London première of Graham Fitkin's Agnostic. He played Boulez's Domaines at the Proms, the Berio Sequenza in the Sydney Opera House, and Debussy and Busoni in Sao Paulo with the Orquestra de Campinas (Toro).

    Mark has been the clarinettist with Endymion since its formation in 1980. Other chamber music collaborators have included Vladimir Ashkenazy, Elizabeth Leonskaja, Geoffrey Parsons, Pascal Rogé, Kate Royal, the Quarteto Camargo Guarneri of Sao Paolo, the Dante Quartet, and the Brodsky Quartet, with whom he gave the London premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's Hymn to Artemis Locheia. Recordings include the Nielsen Concerto with the Philharmonia and Paavo Järvi, the Phibbs and Mozart Concertos with the Philharmonia, LCO and Christopher Warren-Green, Bartok's Contrasts with Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay and Yefim Bronfman on Signum, Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time on Psalmus, and a disc of chamber works by Alissa Firsova on Vivat.

    Born in Northampton and educated at Merton College, Oxford and the Royal College of Music (studying with Colin Bradbury), Mark was appointed principal clarinettist with Welsh National Opera and subsequently with Glyndebourne Touring Opera. For several years he was the clarinet and basset horn soloist in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito at the Bayerisches Staatsoper. Mark is an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music, where he is a Professor, and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Northampton University. He is the clarinet professor for the I, Culture Orchestra, and for the British Isles Music Festival. Mark is a committed teacher, with ex-students holding principal positions in a number of major orchestras. He gives masterclasses worldwide.


    Graduate studies

    • Merton College, Oxford (1976 - 1979)
    • Royal College of Music (1979 - 1980)

    Mark was born in Northampton 1958.

    Prizes and Awards

    • Skene Award of the Aberdeen International Festival (1978)
    • Countess of Munster Trust
    • Martin Trust
    • GLAA Young Musician (1980)
    • Bulgin Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians


    Peter Dabis, Thea King, Colin Bradbury

    Mark joined Morgensterns in April 1992

    Mark's web profile was last updated 4th Jul 2019


    Mark Van De Wiel (Clarinet) Profile

    Mark has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Philharmonia, the London Sinfonietta, the London Chamber Orchestra (in La Scala, Milan), the Thames Chamber Orchestra, the Mozart Festival Orchestra, the English Classical Players, the Arhus Orchestra, the Belgrade Strings and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

    Mark was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2000 and of the London Sinfonietta in 2002. Mark was previously Principal Clarinet of the Welsh National Opera (1981 - 1992) and Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1993 - 1997).

    Mark is the Founder and Principal Clarinet of the Endymion Ensemble. His chamber music performances include recitals with the Koenig Ensemble, Composer's Ensemble and the Endellion Quartet and many recitals and broadcasts with Michael Dussek, Robert Lockhart, Julian Jacobson, Jan Latham-Koenig and Geoffrey Parsons.

    Current teaching position

    • Professor of clarinet, Royal Academy of Music.


    Mark Van De Wiel (Clarinet) Profile

    Teaching experience

    Professor of clarinet, Royal Academy of Music.


    Mark Van De Wiel (Clarinet) Profile

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