Virtuoso Profile

Alan Vivian
Clarinet

Alan Vivian is a legendary performer and teacher of the Australian clarinet world


About Me

A former national winner of the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition, Alan Vivian studied in Sydney and Vienna. He has held the long-term positions of Principal Clarinet with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

He was Guest Principal Clarinet with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London and performed with the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera as well as acting as Principal Clarinet with all of Australia’s state orchestras.

As a chamber musician he has been a member of the Australia Ensemble and Canberra Wind Soloists, performing in over twenty countries on 5 continents, and has toured widely as a concerto soloist and recitalist. He has recorded for the Sony, EMI, Polygram, ABC Classics and Revolve labels and is a featured artist in Pamela Weston’s book, Clarinet Virtuosi of Today.

During his teaching career, Alan has presented master classes throughout the world, including a period as a Visiting Artist at the Paris Conservatoire. He held the position of Senior Lecturer in Clarinet at the ANU School of Music from 1985-2012.

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