A native of Seattle, clarinetist Dan Giacobbe regularly performs throughout the country as a recitalist and orchestral musician. In addition to working with many of the world’s leading conductors in acclaimed performances domestically and abroad, Mr. Giacobbe can be heard as principal clarinet of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra and in the newly revived Berkshire Opera Festival.
Mr. Giacobbe is regularly seen in supporting positions throughout the country, the past season extensively with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Kansas City Symphony. In addition, he is equally at home with period performances and contemporary works, having recently performed as soloist in reimagined Baroque concertos as well as having given regional premieres of contemporary compositions. Summer appearances have been at the Colorado Music Festival, Charles Ives Music Festival, Bowdoin, and Colorado College Music Festival.
Mr. Giacobbe has degrees from both Juilliard and the Eastman School of Music, serving as teaching assistant for renowned pedagogue Jon Manasse from 2016-2019. Mindful of his role as an educator, he is in the process of curating and publishing a stylized reformatting of excerpt performance practices, a project half a decade in the making.
In tandem with his music career, Dan has a great passion for financial derivatives, having collaborated closely with firms at over a billion dollars in valuation and actively as a futures trader. In his spare time, you can find Dan exploring photography and nature with his husky, baking pizza and bread, or brewing pour overs.