"...dazzlingly good chamber ensemble…
exuberantly expressive, intimate style…
gorgeously idiomatic playing’
The Times
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Julian Farrell

Julian Farrell studied the clarinet at the Royal College of Music and at The Akadamie fur Music und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Since entering the profession in 1971 he has become recognised as one of London?s foremost clarinettists, playing with most of the leading orchestras and ensembles. He currently plays principal clarinet with The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (a position he has held since the early 1980s) and with the Orchestra of St John?s Smith Square, often appearing as a soloist with both these orchestras. He is a regular broadcaster, and has made several CDs. Recent releases include a recording of English wind music with the Elysian Wind Quintet for Chandos, several CDs with the Fibonacci Sequence, and a critically acclaimed recording of The Mozart Clarinet Quintet with the Delme String Quartet. He has been on the staff of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama since 1985.