About Me

After finding a clarinet in the back of a cupboard at the age of 9, I became passionate about  music, reaching grade 8 by the time I was 18. 
 
During this time I played with the Schools Philarmonic Orchestra (SPO) and the West of England School Symphonic Wind Band (WESSWB).
After obtaining an A level in Music, I went on to study a 4 year performance degree on the clarinet at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) studying under Alison Lambert, John Reynolds and Peter Fielding.  
I completed my degree and chose to study for a further year gaining a Postgraduate Diploma on the clarinet and bass clarinet. 
Qualifications
 
  • BMus(Hons) in clarinet performance

  • PGDip in clarinet/bass clarinet performance

  • DipABRSM in clarinet principles of instrumental teaching

  • Grade 8 clarinet

  • Grade 8 flute

  • Grade 5 Piano

  • Grade 5 voice

  • Grade 5 theory

Peformances
I am lucky that my music has given me the opportunity to perform at so many exciting and varied events.  These include: 
 
  • Touring a number of countries in Europe, including Poland and France.
  • Performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  
  • Principal clarinettist at the RWCMD symphony orchestra and leader of the wind orchestra.
  • I was a finalist in the Russell Shepherd Memorial Prize
  • Being selected to play in William Walton's 'Facade' in an ensemble that travelled to the Island of Ischia, Italy, to play to Lady Walton. 
I have played with:
 
  • Cardiff Philarmonic Orchestra
  • City of Cardiff Symphony Orchestra
  • Woking Symphony orchestra
  • Various pit bands for musicals including 'Sweeney Todd' 'Oliver' and 'Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' 
  • The Burning Glass - a folk/pop band that played at festivals and locations around Hampshire and London.
 

© 2015 by Kirsty Fowler.