Peter Eaton clarinets have featured on hundreds of CDs, film and TV soundtracks since 1982. In the hands of the finest soloists on the world stage, as well as orchestral principals and session musicians, they are some of the most recorded clarinets in the world. Please read what these world-class musicians have to say about them.
This list does not include the large number of prominent players, including internationally renowned soloists and orchestral principals, who use Peter Eaton mouthpieces on other makes of clarinet.
Amongst younger musicians, the principal clarinettist of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for 2011 was a player of Peter Eaton clarinets and mouthpieces. For eight consecutive years to 2007, the principal clarinettist of the NYO was a player of our clarinets and mouthpieces. Three players held the position during the eight-year period, both models of clarinet, International and Elite, being represented.
Two of those gifted young players also won the woodwind prize at the BBC Young Musician competition. Since the competition began in 1978, five clarinet players have played in the concerto final. Four of these wonderful musicians play Peter Eaton clarinets: Michael Collins, Emma Johnson, Sarah Williamson and Mark Simpson. Emma Johnson and Mark Simpson went on to win the title of BBC Young Musician of the Year.
Thirteen NYO members during the last few years play Peter Eaton clarinets and mouthpieces.
|Hale Hambleton||Principal, English National Opera Orchestra for many years. Professor at Trinity College of Music.|
|Emma Johnson||Internationally renowned soloist and recording artist.|
|Richard Hosford||International soloist and recording artist. Principal, BBC Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Professor at the Royal College of Music.|
|Ian Herbert||Principal, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, for over thirty years.|
|Nicholas Ross||Principal, Scottish Opera Orchestra.|
|Michael Kirby||Principal, Macao Orchestra.|
|Donald Watson||BBC Symphony Orchestra for over twenty years.|
|Juan E. Romero||Principal, City of Murcia Orchestra. Professor at Conservatorio Superior de Castellon, Spain.|
|Prudence Whittaker||Principal, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, for over twenty-five years.|
|Ralph Williams||Leading film studio and orchestral musician in Los Angeles.|
|Olivier Voize||Paris freelance player (Paris Opera, Chamber Orchestra of Europe etc.).|
|Pierluigi Bernard||Principal, Orchestre Sinfonica de Tenerife.|
|Jim Kanter||Solo clarinet, Los Angeles film studios and Principal, Pacific Symphony, for many years.|
|John Payne||Principal, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.|
|Stuart Clark||Principal, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Solo clarinet, Los Angeles film studios.|
|Katherine Lacy||Principal, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.|
|Ian Scott||Principal, Royal Ballet Sinfonia.|
|Daizaburo Watanabe||Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Japan, for many years.|
|Sarah Williamson||Winner of the woodwind prize, BBC Young Musician 2002. Prize winner in the Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians 2002.|
|Ramon Wodkowski||London freelance musician.|
|Wouter van Diepen||Dutch freelance musician.|
|Mark Simpson||Gifted young clarinettist and composer. BBC Young Musician of the Year and Young Composer of the Year, 2006.|
|Derek Hannigan||City of London Sinfonia, English National Ballet and BBC Concert Orchestra.|
|Yoshinori Mikame||Principal, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Japan.|
|Anna Hashimoto||Gifted young soloist. Winner of the 1st International Clarinet Competition in Kortrijk, Belgium, 2010.|
|Andrew Webster||Professor at Guildhall School of Music.|
|Ronald Sebesta||Principal, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.|
|Chris Bleth||Los Angeles TV and film studio musician.|
|Masashi Togame||Principal, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.|
|John Alen||Principal, Vaasa City Orchestra, Finland.|
|József Tönköly||Principal, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra.|
|James Evans||New Orleans jazz musician.|
|Jamie Talbot||Leading jazz and studio player in London.|
|Nick Moss||Professor at Guildhall School of Music. London studio and theatre musician.|
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