John Cipolla

John Cipolla served as President of the International Clarinet Association (2012-2014) and is currently Professor of Music at Western Kentucky University (USA). He has performed solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States of America as well as in Paris, Belgium, Italy, Bulgaria, Portugal, Peru, and Costa Rica. He has recorded on Sony, ECM New Series, Centaur, Nonesuch, Dance Vision Records, NBC television, and numerous radio broadcasts. Of late, John is focusing his energies on recording contemporary solo and chamber clarinet music and commissioning clarinet quartet music for The International Clarinet Quartet, a quartet he co-founded with clarinetist/composer, Osvaldo Listen (Argentina), clarinetist/bass clarinetist, Sauro Berti and clarinetist, Piero Vincenti (Italy). He is regularly invited to serve on juries for competitions, both internationally and in the US. John is a Selmer Paris and Gonzalez Reed clarinet artist.