Lauded by The New York Times for his “strong imaginative programming,” Yehuda Gilad takes an innovative approach to music-making, which has earned him a reputation as one of today’s most dynamic and charismatic artists. A conductor, instrumentalist, and teacher, he strives for “total musicianship,” and as a result, he has won the acclaim of both critics and audiences alike.
Currently Music Director of the Colburn Orchestra, Gilad served as Music Director of the Colonial Symphony of New Jersey from 1988-2003. According to The Star-Ledger, he “transformed the Colonial Symphony into one of [New Jersey’s] artistic trendsetters.”
An accomplished clarinetist, Gilad has performed at top music festivals across the country, including the Marlboro Music Festival and Santa Barbara’s Music Academy of the West. He also founded the Yoav Chamber Ensemble, which performed at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Hall in New York, and the Colburn Woodwind Chamber Players, which toured Germany, China, and the United States. Gilad is also a renowned teacher, having developed one of the most prestigious clarinet studios in the country. His students can be heard throughout the world, and many are members of major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Stockholm, Hong Kong, and Seoul philharmonics. His students have won prizes at most of the top competitions, such as the New York Philharmonic Young Artists Competition, the International Clarinet Association Competition, the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition, Munich’s ARD International Music Competition, and the Prague Spring International Music Competition.
Are you an NEC faculty member or student who is giving a school concert? Submit your artist and repertoire information now!
NEC's FREE concerts do not require a ticket, unless stated in concert listing.
Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert's start time.