Breaking: Philharmonia lands a principal clarinet

Carlos Ferreira of the Orchestre National de Lille has won the audition for principal clarinet of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London.

Carlos, who’s from Porto, is a former Academy player at the Concertgebouw.




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  • FrauGeigerin says:

    Isn’t Mark van der Wiel with the Philharmonia anymore?

    • Single Reed says:

      Yes, but it is a shared post.

    • Axl says:

      I think it’s just other principal post – just like in LSO, Berlin Phil, Concertgebouw and many many more orchestras. Normal system in Europe. In Philharmonia there is two principals in many sections like oboe, bassoon etc

  • Sir David Geffen-Hall says:

    Listening to his Mozart on YouTube. This guy is a wonderful player and plays with amazing beauty. Check it out. Congrats for winning this important job!

  • Bernard says:

    His astonishing solo that distinguished one of the lesser known extracts of Swan Lake at yesterday’s matinee was a show-stopper. Great news!

    • Alexander Hall says:

      Amazing breath control that ended in a miraculous morendo as well. It is very encouraging that an EU citizen, and a finalist at the recent ARD competition, has decided to take up a position with a British Orchestra in this uncertain will-we-won’t-we-exit limbo situation. And it is also a cap in the feather for the Philharmonia in advancing the cause of diversity.

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