FAU Artists
Nancy Braithwaite, Professor of Clarinet and Chamber Music at Codarts the Rotterdam Conservatory.
Superior Bb/A (French-System)
Internationally renowned clarinetist and educator Nancy Braithwaite has performed throughout the USA, Europe and China. As a soloist, she has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Savannah Symphony Orchestra and others. Nancy studied with Stanley Hasty at the renowned Eastman School of Music graduating with the highest musical distinction, the Performers Certificate ,while studying for her master's degree at Northwestern University with Robert Marcellus (former principal clarinetist of the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell), she worked as his teaching assistant in both clarinet and chamber music. In the USA she furthered her study with Larry Combs, former principal clarinetist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In Europe she earned a chamber music degree with the renowned violinist Eli Goren, former leader of the Allegri Quartet and Melos Ensemble and concertmaster of the BBC Symphony, and continued her clarinet studies with the internationally acclaimed Belgian soloist, Walter Boeykens. Braithwaite is founder and artistic director of the series Kromme-Rijn Concerten in Bunnik in which the Arto Ensemble functions as the core group performing with a wide variety of guest artists. In addition, she founded a concert series in Utrecht with the Rietveld Ensemble in 2014 which has now expanded with a repeat of the series in Amsterdam and The Hague. In 2015 Nancy toured China giving master classes and recitals in four major Chinese cities and in March 2016 she visited China again both as a jury member for a major clarinet competition in Beijing and to give master classes and recitals. In 2016 Nancy gave masterclasses as Erasmus exchange Professor at the Conservatory of Castellón de la Plana, Spain and in April 2017 she gave masterclasses at the conservatory of Malaga, Spain in another Erasmus exchange, in October 2016 ,Braithwaite was a jury member for the clarinet competition on the Clarinet and Saxophone Association on Great Britain during their 40th anniversary celebration and she performed in the evening Gala Concert of this event. Nancy is Professor of Clarinet and Chamber Music at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts) and is an active performer in the Codarts teachers’ chamber music concert series.