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Eastman - Rochester New Horizons Music
The Birthplace of New Horizons.  Founded in 1991 by Dr. Roy Ernst, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Student Mentor Emeritus Profile:  Brian Wahlrich, clarinet
A native of Albany, New York, clarinetist Brian Wahrlich is a member
of the United States Air Force Concert Band in Washington, D.C. Recently serving as
principal clarinetist of the Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes in Culiacán, Sinaloa,
Brian has also performed with the New World Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic
Orchestra. An avid orchestral performer, Brian has collaborated with conductors Michael
Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Stern, JoAnn Falletta, Scott Yoo, Marvin
Hamlisch, Alasdair Neale, Timothy Muffitt, and the late Jesse Levine. Mr. Wahrlich has
attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the National Symphony Orchestra
Summer Music Institute, the Chautauqua Music Festival, the National Orchestral
Institute, and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. In February of 2005 Brian
toured with the Eastman Wind Ensemble performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
He is also a substitute member of the Richmond Symphony, the Palm Beach Symphony,
the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra and the Slee Sinfonietta in Buffalo, NY. Mr.
Wahrlich has held positions on faculty at the Eastman School of Music (ECMS), the
Hochstein School of Music and Dance and as professor of clarinet at the Nazareth
College of Rochester. Brian holds a Bachelor and a Masters degree as well as the
prestigious Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Mr. Wahrlich
made his solo debut performing Maslanka’s Clarinet Concerto, Desert Roads with the
Eastman Wind Ensemble in February of 2007. Mr. Wahrlich can be heard performing as
principal clarinetist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble on the recent CD release of
Manhattan Music (Opening Day Records) featuring the Canadian Brass. Brian has also
recorded multiple CD’s for Bridge Records including Poulenc, Milhaud, Bartok:
Concertos For Two Pianos with Quattro Mani and Barcelonazo: Music For Orchestra
by Jorge Liderman which was nominated for a 2008 Latin Grammy Award.
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