TODD PALMER (clarinet) is a three-time Grammy nominee and has appeared as soloist, recitalist, chamber music collaborator, educator, arranger, and presenter in a variety of musical endeavors around the world. As a winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and grand prize winner in the Ima Hogg Young Artist Auditions, he has appeared as soloist with many symphony and chamber orchestras including those of Houston, Atlanta, St. Paul, Cincinnati, Montréal, BBC Scotland; and has given recital performances that include Weill Hall and the 92nd St. Y in New York City, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Mr. Palmer has collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned artists and ensembles such as the St. Lawrence, Brentano, Borromeo, Jupiter, Chiara, Lark, and Pacifica string quartets; and sopranos Kathleen Battle, Renée Fleming, Elizabeth Futral, Heidi Grant Murphy and Dawn Upshaw. He has championed and recorded Osvaldo Golijov’s klezmer clarinet quintet, The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind; commissioned Ricky Gordon’s theatre work, Orpheus and Euridice, presented by Great Performers at Lincoln Center; and also premiered David Bruce’s Gumboots at Carnegie Hall. His festival appearances include Spoleto USA, BRAVO!, Music@Menlo, La Jolla, Portland, Vancouver, Banff, Manchester, Marlboro and Tanglewood – where he received the Leonard Bernstein fellowship as a student. He has also worked directly with numerous composers including Osvaldo Golijov, Thomas Adès, David Bruce, Ricky Ian Gordon, Christopher Rouse, Mason Bates, Ned Rorem, and George Tsontakis. Moreover, Mr. Palmer appeared as soloist in director Robert La Page’s staging of The Nightingale and Other Fables at BAM, and gave the world premiere of Crosswalk, a new work for clarinet and dance especially created for him by choreographer Mark Morris. His Broadway credits include South Pacific, Les Miz, The King & I, Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close, and most recently Lincoln Center Theater’s production of My Fair Lady.