Clarinetist Charles Neidich was born in New York City and has been a faculty member since 1989. He won the Munich International Competition in 1982 and the Naumburg Competition in 1985. Labels he has recorded for include Sony Classical, Vivarte, DG, EMI, Bridge, and Hyperion. As an international soloist he has performed throughout Europe, the U.S., and Asia. He has made recital appearances at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and the Library of Congress and has made concerto appearances with the St. Louis, Indianapolis, BBC, and Yomuri Symphonies as well as the Minnesota and Berlin Radio Orchestras. He has taught and played at music festivals in Canada, the U.K., Italy, France, Germany, and Japan. Neidich is a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet, the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, and Mozzafiato. Neidich received his B.A. in anthropology from Yale University and his Postgraduate Diploma from Moscow State Conservatory. In 1975, he was the first American to receive a Fulbright grant to study in the Soviet Union.