376A5482Daniel Gilbert

Clarinetist Daniel Gilbert joined the faculty at the University of Michigan as Associate Professor of Clarinet in 2007. Previously, he held the position of Second Clarinet in the Cleveland Orchestra from 1995 to 2007. A native of New York City, Mr. Gilbert received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and both a Master of Music degree and Professional Studies Certificate from The Juilliard School. Prior to joining the Cleveland Orchestra, Mr. Gilbert was an active freelancer in New York City, appearing regularly with groups including: The Metropolitan Opera, American Ballet Theater, New Jersey Symphony, Solisti New York, the Stamford Symphony and the New Haven Symphony, where he played principal clarinet from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Gilbert was a member of the Quintet of the Americas in 1994-1995. The group toured throughout the United States and was in residence at Northwestern University.


An active soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Gilbert has appeared at the Classical Tahoe festival, Aspen Music Festival, Maui Chamber Music Festival, St. Barth’s Music Festival, Music on the Hill, Rhode Island and Cape Cod Music Festival, among others.  He has appeared as soloist with orchestras that include the Cleveland Orchestra, Classical Tahoe orchestra, Reno Chamber orchestra, City Music Cleveland Cleveland Heights Chamber orchestra, the Suburban Symphony Orchestra, the New Haven Symphony, Solisti New York and the Aspen Mozart Orchestra.


Mr. Gilbert is an artist/clinician for Backun Musical, Canada and Vandoren companies. He is featured as a soloist and clinician throughout the US, Canada and Europe and his recitals and classes have received critical acclaim. Aside from his position at the University of Michigan, he also serves on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University. In addition, Mr. Gilbert holds the position of principal clarinet of the chamber orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, Principal clarinet of the Classical Tahoe festival, the Napa Festival Orchestra and second clarinet of the All Star orchestra that is currently recording its third season for PBS.  He formerly served on the faculties at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Oberlin Conservatory of Music.  His teachers have included David Weber, Robert Marcellus, Stanley Hasty, Richard Waller, Burt Hara and Judith Kalin-Freeman. Mr. Gilbert plays exclusively on Backun and Vandoren products.

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