Chen Halevi

Chen Halevi is considered to be one of the most versatile clarinettists of today, playing recitals, concertos, and chamber music with equal acclaim. His playing covers an impressive range of repertoire from performing on period instruments to the most up to date contemporary music. He is a pioneer of a new school of playing, exploring the potential of the instrument and the player in the 21st century.

As a teenager, he made his debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta. Since then, he has worked with many leading orchestras in the US, Europe, and Japan. A great lover of chamber music, Chen Halevi has shared the stage with numerous eminent musicians and quartets. His passion for chamber music has made him a welcome guest at important festivals across the world. Internationally acknowledged as a passionate contemporary musician, Halevi’s close ties with composers have led him to perform a great number of works dedicated to him by the most distinguished composers of our time. In 2007, he founded ClaRecords, with the aim of supporting contemporary composers through commissions, recordings, and performances, and to stimulate an interdisciplinary dialogue between various art-forms in the 21st century.

Chen Halevi is currently Clarinet Professor at the Trossingen Hochschule for Music in Germany, and he is spreading his school of playing through master-classes all over the world.