Nina Stern, recorders
Nina Stern has carved a unique and astonishingly diverse career for herself as a world-class classical clarinetist and recorder player. She performs widely as a soloist and as a principal player with the finest orchestras including the American Classical Orchestra, The New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia Baroque, Apollo’s Fire, Opera Lafayette, and New York City Opera. She has recorded for Erato, Harmonia Mundi, Sony Classics, Newport Classics, Wildboar, Telarc, and Smithsonian labels.
Nina Stern’s latest projects include performances and recordings of traditional music of Eastern Europe, Armenia, and The Middle East, as a soloist, and with her ensembles Rose of the Compass and East of the River (Daphna Mor, co-Director). Recently, Rose of the Compass has collaborated annually with the conductor Kent Tritle and the Choir of St. John the Divine in creating programs for the “Great Music in a Great Space” concert series at the Cathedral. That collaboration resulted in the release of the album “The Four Quarters of Jerusalem” on the Pro Organo label. Also in 2015, Stern released a solo album “Amaryllis”, with percussionist Glen Velez, for MSR Classics.
Ms. Stern was appointed to the faculty of Juilliard’s Historical Performance program in 2012 and has served on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music, the Civica Scuola di Musica (Milan), and Oberlin Conservatory. The founder and Artistic Director of S'Cool Sounds, an award winning music education project in New York City public school classrooms, she has traveled throughout the U.S., in Europe, Jordan, Kenya, and Burundi to introduce her innovative instrumental program to school children and their teachers.
For more information, please visit http://www.ninastern.com.