Bill Kalinkos

Bill Kalinkos, clarinetist, enjoys a diverse musical career as a member of critically acclaimed groups such as Alarm Will Sound, Deviant Septet, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and Splinter Reeds. Recognized by the Washington Post as a "notable contemporary music specialist," he has been fortunate enough to work with and premiere pieces by many renowned composers. As an orchestral player, Bill is the principal clarinetist of the Oakland Symphony, a member of both IRIS Orchestra and the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, and he has performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Kansas City Symphony. He attended the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music prior to earning his doctorate degree at Stony Brook University. Bill has served on the faculties of the University of Missouri and the University of California at Santa Cruz and Berkeley. As a recording artist, he can be heard on the Cantaloupe, Nonesuch, Euroarts, Naxos, Mode, Orange Mountain, Albany Records, Deutsche Gramophon, and Harmonia Mundi labels.