Todd Palmer


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Todd Palmer 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. 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 at Weill Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has collaborated with the St. Lawrence, Brentano, Borromeo, Jupiter, Chiara, Lark, and Pacifica quartets; and sopranos Kathleen Battle, Renée Fleming, 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 Lincoln Center; and also premiered David Bruce’s Gumboots at Carnegie Hall. His festival appearances include Spoleto USA, Bravo! Vail Valley, Music@Menlo, La Jolla, Portland, Vancouver, Banff, Marlboro, and Tanglewood, where he received the Leonard Bernstein fellowship as a student. Palmer was soloist in Robert La Page's staging of The Nightingale and Other Fables at BAM, and gave the world premiere of Crosswalk, a work for clarinet and dance created for him by choreographer Mark Morris. Broadway credits include South Pacific, Les Miz, The King & I, Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close, and most recently Lincoln Center Theater's My Fair Lady.