Clarinetist Pavel Vinnitsky has gained his international acclaim through numerous solo, chamber music and orchestral appearances in the US, Europe and Israel. An avid orchestral musician, he served as an acting clarinet section member with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra during 2016-2020 seasons. Previously, he has been an associate clarinetist with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and is featured on numerous Met radio and HD video broadcasts and recordings including the Met Opera Grammy-winning productions of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle and Thomas Ades’ The Tempest. Pavel Vinnitsky appeared as a guest clarinetist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the American Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York City Opera and Ballet orchestras and the American Ballet Theater Orchestra (ABT). He also holds positions of principal clarinet with the Stamford Symphony Orchestra.
In demand as chamber musician, Pavel Vinnitsky has been featured in performances at the New York Philharmonic chamber music series , the Met Chamber Players at Carnegie Hall, as well as with the Wind Soloists of New York, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, the International Contemporary Ensemble and is on the artists roster of many international chamber music festivals. His Chamber Music Society debut performance is scheduled for October 2021.
Dedicated educator, Pavel Vinnitsky has conducted master-classes at universities and music schools world-wide, including the Juilliard and Yale School of Music. He is on the faculty at NYU Steinhardt and Interlochen Summer Clarinet Institute.
His discography includes recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, New World and Bridge Records labels, numerous broadcasts on WQXR, CBS, Israeli National TV and Bavarian Radio as well as major motion picture soundtracks.
Pavel Vinnitsky holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in clarinet performance from Tel-Aviv University and Yale University School of Music. His principal teachers were David Shifrin, Richard Lesser and Boris Fisherman.