Christopher Pell

Valade Fellow, Clarinet, Interlochen Arts Camp

Principal Clarinet, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; Adjunct Professor of Clarinet, University of New Orleans

B.M., Clarinet Performance, The Juilliard School

Christopher Pell is currently the Principal Clarinetist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, assuming the position in 2012 at the age of 21. As an orchestral clarinetist, Christopher has performed with The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, served as principal with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería (Mexico City) for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, performed with the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, performed with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra as guest Principal Clarinet, and with the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra. He appeared as a soloist with The LPO in February of 2013 when he filled in at a moment’s notice to perform the Copland Clarinet Concerto. Mr. Pell has also performed as soloist with The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, The U.S. Army Band at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall, and The Long Island Sound Symphony. He has also won first prize in the Vandoren Emerging Artists Competition. As a chamber musician, Mr. Pell has performed with the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Twickenham Music Festival, The Orlando Chamber Soloists, the Luzerne Chamber Music Festival, NOLA 360, and the Lake George Music Festival. As a teacher, Christopher is an adjunct professor of Clarinet at the University of New Orleans and teaches at the Interlochen Arts Camp. Christopher graduated from The Juilliard School in 2013 as a full-scholarship student of Jon Manasse and has twice been a fellow at The Tanglewood Music Center.