Eric Mandat


Clarinetist and composer Eric Mandat is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to contemporary clarinet music. As stated in the Chicago Reader, "Mandat is exploring new worlds, with a unique combination of virtuosity and a creative use of multiphonics...he uses them to create highly personal and expressive compositions that...are loaded with musical meaning." The Village Voice notes the "suave physicality" of his presence as a performer, and finds his style to be "riveting.”

Mandat tours world-wide as a soloist and chamber musician, presenting lectures and recitals featuring new American clarinet music as well as traditional repertoire. He has premiered his works at international conferences in Chicago, Stockholm, Tokyo, and Vancouver and has appeared as soloist with the Latvian National and Chicago Chamber Orchestras and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. His group, The Transatlantic Trio, has concertized in the United States, Asia and Europe and recorded trios by Brahms and d'Indy (4tay-CD 4008) that Fanfare finds "easily rank with the best." Mandat is also a member of the Chicago Symphony's MusicNOW ensemble, which recently performed works by Elliott Carter and Bruno Mantovani under the direction of Maestro Pierre Boulez.

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