Ran Kampel, Clarinet

Israeli born clarinetist Ran Kampel enjoys a versatile career of solo, chamber music, orchestral performances, and teaching. Currently living in Texas, he serves as the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Baylor University School of Music. Before joining Baylor University, Ran held principal clarinet positions with the Jacksonville Symphony, the Grand Rapids Symphony, and was a fellow with the New World Symphony. He also has performed as a guest musician with The Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. During the summers, Ran has performed at Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Tanglewood, Yellow Barn, Krzyżowa-Music, Lakes Area, Aspen, Norfolk, Sarasota, Britten–Pears and Breckenridge music festivals.

A believer in bringing classical music to new audiences in an interactive manner, Ran enjoys producing innovative concerts with the goal of changing the way classical music is experienced. His “Inside the Music” concerts at the New World Center gave the audience an opportunity to have a closer look into uncovered territories: the rehearsal process of a chamber group, how artistic decisions are reached, how our instruments produce sound, and how seating arrangements on stage can affect the aural and visual experience for the audience. These concerts are available for streaming online for free via YouTube and MUSAIC – New World Symphony.

Ran received degrees with high honors from USC Thornton School of Music and the Eastman School of Music. His primary teachers were Yehuda Gilad, Jon Manasse, Andrew Brown and Eva Wasserman-Margolis. Ran is a Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artist and performs exclusively on Buffet Crampon instruments. Outside the concert hall, he enjoys cooking, hiking, playing soccer and board games.


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