We are very excited to feature this months Minnesota Clarinetist Gabriel Campos-Zamora!
Gabriel Campos Zamora, a native of San José, Costa Rica was appointed principal clarinet of the Minnesota Orchestra in June 2016. Campos was most recently the associate principal clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony and has appeared as guest principal clarinet with the Cleveland Orchestra, Seattle and Houston Symphonies in addition to serving as the Virginia Symphony's principal clarinet.
Campos has been a participant at the Marlboro Music Festival and frequently performed in the Kansas City Symphony "Happy Hour" chamber music concerts. He was a fellow of Ensemble ACJW, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. A laureate of several competitions, he received first prize at the 2008 Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition, in addition to winning concerto competitions at the 2009 Aspen Music Festival, 2010 Music Academy of the West, and 2011 National Repertory Orchestra.
Campos began his musical training at the Instituto Nacional de Musica as a student of Jose Manuel "cheche" Ugalde. He then came to the United States to study at the Interlochen Arts Academy with Nathan Williams and later received his bachelor's degree in music from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, where he studied with renowned professor Yehuda Gilad. He has been a participant of the Aspen, Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto and the Tanglewood Music Center festivals.
INTERVIEW WITH GABRIEL CAMPOS-ZAMORA
Learn more about Gabi's clarinet beginnings along with his current approach to life during COVID-19 during an interview with clarinet specialists Tori Okwabi and Amelia Smith.
Here Gabi play Dos melodias para Clarinete Solo, No. 2 by Vinicio Meza.
CONTEST: Duet Play-Along
Want to challenge your playing and win gift certificates or prizes?
Theme from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 2nd Movement - 8notes.com
Play 2nd part
Quarter note = 146
2. Download the music, use headphones to listen to the 1st clarinet part as you record yours (and to help minimize background noise).
3. Record in good lighting and with your device in vertical view. This allows us to easily put the duet together and repost for you.
4. If possible, stay at least a foot away from the recording device to prevent overpowering the audio input.
5. Deadline is September 30, 2020 - good luck and have fun!