Ramon Wodkowski

Ramon Wodkowski American clarinettist Ramon Wodkowski came to London in 2004 to study at the Royal College of Music. Since graduating, he has established a busy playing career, and has worked with orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Ballet, City of London Sinfonia and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ramon studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy, received his Bachelors Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and his Masters Degree from the Yale University School of Music. In 2004, his keen interest in the British clarinet tradition brought him to the Royal College of Music in London where he was awarded the Artist Diploma, and was subsequently appointed the 2005/6 David Bowerman Junior Fellow. His principal teachers have included Richard Hosford, Franklin Cohen, David Shifrin and Richard Hawkins.

Alongside orchestral playing Ramon is a committed chamber musician and performs regularly with his own ensemble, Trio Orfeo.

In addition to his performing career, Ramon is an internationally acclaimed clarinet and saxophone mouthpiece craftsman. His clients include many of the worlds leading soloists, recording artists, professors and orchestral musicians. For more information please visit www.ramonwodkowski.com

Ramon has played Peter Eaton clarinets since 2002, initially the International but took up the Elite in 2009.

"Discovering Peter's clarinets has been a revelation. When I first tried the International I was instantly won over by its warm, rich sound, excellent intonation, power and flexibility. Since coming to England, however, I have been seduced by the extraordinary expressive potential of wide bore instruments, and have finally settled on a wonderful pair of Elites. For me, the Elite has everything the International offers and more: an almost limitless palette of colours, flexibility, clarity, superb intonation, incredible power and projection - and what a gorgeous sound!"

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