"The Asheville Clarinet Quartet" is a newly formed group of great clarinetists currently living in the Asheville area whose repertoire ranges from Classical to Jazz to Tango to Klezmer.
Anne Stewart Salter is from Greensboro, North Carolina. She graduated from Florida State University, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance in 2005. Anne went on to receive a Master of Music in clarinet performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007. Her primary clarinet teachers were Frank Kowalsky, Kelly Burke and Eileen Young.
Steve Loew, clarinet, is a new resident of Asheville. A former member of the U.S. Marine Band (the President’s Own), he also was a member of the White House Orchestra and performed for President’s Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush Senior.. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Mr. Loew has also played with the New York Philarmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, and has collaborated with such artists as Marvin Hamlisch, Doc Severinsen, Roberta Flack, Meatloaf, Barbara Cook, and Johnny Mathis. Mr. Loew was born in Brooklyn, NY.
Gary Spaulding graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor's in Clarinet Performance and joined the US Army Field Band, one of the five premier military bands in Washington, DC. concertmaster and featured soloist with the concert band, Gary toured extensively throughout all 50 states, as well as Mexico, Canada, Spain, Germany, France, India, Korea, and Japan. He is principal clarinetist with the Blue Ridge Orchestra, Eb clarinetist with the Carolinas Wind Orchestra, and has performed with the Asheville Symphony, the Western Piedmont Symphony, and the Evansville Philharmonic. Gary's teachers include Achille Rossi, Alan Balter, and Loren Kitt.
Jonathan Salter grew up in Oberlin, Ohio, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Williams College where he majored in mathematics and music, graduating with highest honors. He received his Master of Music degree from Indiana University, and completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Dr. Salter was the recipient of the Hubbard Hutchinson Memorial Fellowship from Williams College, the Excellence Fellowship from UNCG and also received the Leopold Schepp Foundation Fellowship. Dr. Salter’s teachers include Monty Cole, Michèle Gingras, Susan Martula, Alan Kay, Eli Eban, Howard Klug, and Kelly Burke. Dr. Salter is also active as a composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music, and his research concerns intersections between contemporary mathematics and music theory.
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AmiciMusic is a non-profit chamber music organization based in Asheville, NC and Baltimore, MD, founded by pianist and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser. It is dedicated to performing chamber music in intimate venues such as private homes and non-traditional spaces, including bars, libraries, Churches, retirement homes, and more.
AmiciMusic, meaning “music among friends,” seeks to break down barriers between performers and audience through brief discussions of each composer on their programs and by promoting a relaxed and informal atmosphere at concerts in order to encourage new concert-goers to enjoy the energy of the performances and the spirit of community and camaraderie.
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