Peter Eaton Clarinets and Clarinet Mouthpieces. Registered Trade Mark

Many top professionals play Peter Eaton clarinets, including a significant number of leading British players.

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.

Since the Young Musician competition began in 1978, five clarinet players have played in the concerto final. Four of these wonderful musicians play Peter Eaton clarinets: Emma Johnson, Sarah Williamson, Mark Simpson and Michael Collins, who made both of his recordings of the Mozart Concerto on an Eaton basset clarinet. Jordan Black played in the Woodwind final in 2012, narrowly missing a place in the concerto final. Emma and Mark went on to win the title of BBC Young Musician of the Year.

These artists are listed in the order in which they changed to our clarinets.

Hale HambletonPrincipal, English National Opera Orchestra for many years. Professor at Trinity College of Music.
Emma JohnsonInternationally renowned soloist and recording artist.
Richard HosfordInternational soloist and recording artist. Principal, BBC Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Professor at the Royal College of Music.
Ian HerbertPrincipal, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, for over thirty years.
Nicholas RossPrincipal, Scottish Opera Orchestra.
Donald WatsonBBC Symphony Orchestra for over twenty years.
Juan E. RomeroPrincipal, City of Murcia Orchestra. Professor at Conservatorio Superior de Castellon, Spain.
Prudence WhittakerPrincipal, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, for over twenty-five years.
Ralph WilliamsLeading film studio and orchestral musician in Los Angeles.
Olivier VoizeParis freelance player (Paris Opera, Chamber Orchestra of Europe etc.).
Pierluigi BernardPrincipal, Orchestre Sinfonica de Tenerife.
Jim KanterSolo clarinet, Los Angeles film studios and Principal, Pacific Symphony, for many years.
John PaynePrincipal, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for many years.
Stuart ClarkPrincipal, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Solo clarinet, Los Angeles film studios.
Katherine LacyPrincipal, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ian ScottPrincipal, Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
Daizaburo WatanabeSapporo Symphony Orchestra, Japan, for many years.
Sarah WilliamsonWinner of the woodwind prize, BBC Young Musician 2002. Prize winner in the Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians 2002.
Mark SimpsonGifted young clarinettist and composer. BBC Young Musician of the Year and Young Composer of the Year, 2006.
Derek HanniganCity of London Sinfonia, English National Ballet and BBC Concert Orchestra.
Yoshinori MikamePrincipal, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Japan.
Anna HashimotoGifted young soloist. Winner of the 1st International Clarinet Competition in Kortrijk, Belgium, 2010.
Jordan BlackSoloist, chamber musician and London freelance player.
Andrew WebsterProfessor at Guildhall School of Music.
Ronald SebestaPrincipal, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Chris BlethLos Angeles TV and film studio musician.
John AlenPrincipal, Vaasa City Orchestra, Finland.
József TönkölyPrincipal, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra.
James EvansNew Orleans jazz musician.
Jamie TalbotLeading jazz and studio player in London.
Nick MossProfessor at Guildhall School of Music. London studio and theatre musician.
Jonathan ParkinSoloist, chamber musician and BBC Symphony since 2023.
Jonathan SacdalanLeading film studio and orchestral musician in Los Angeles.

Three great players who are no longer with us:

Jack BrymerOutstanding British clarinettist of the post-war era.
Roy JowittLondon Symphony principal for over twenty years.
Gervase de PeyerInternational soloist and recording artist.

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