Brenden Guy / Clarinet
British Clarinetist Brenden Guy has performed throughout Great Britain, Europe and North America including performances at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and Barbican Hall, working with esteemed conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Marin Alsop and Yan Pascal Tortelier. His education includes degrees from the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Timothy Lines, former principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra; the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied as 2005/06 RCM Exchange recipient with internationally acclaimed clarinetist David Krakauer; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Luis Baez of the San Francisco Symphony. Brenden Guy made his professional orchestral debut with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, U.K. and has since gone on to play with them as a regular substitute. He has also performed with Berkeley Symphony, Symphony Parnassus, Magik*Magik Orchestra, A40 Orchestra, San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Guy has been a member of San Francisco based Valinor Winds since 2009 and regularly collaborates with Bay Area musicians and composers through his work as an arts presenter. In addition to his active performing career, Mr. Guy works as a senior publicist with Karen Ames Communications working with such artists as Nicola Luisotti, Gerard Schwarz, Elza van den Heever, New Century Chamber Orchestra and Berkeley Symphony.