Alexander Fiterstein, Professor of Clarinet at The University of Minnesota, is one of the world’s exceptional young clarinet virtuosos. A winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, first-prize winner of the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition, and the Young Concert Artist International Auditions, he has appeared with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Polish Kammerphilharmonie, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, and the China National Symphony.
In recital, Alex has appeared on the “Music at the Supreme Court” Series, at the National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center, the 92nd Street Y, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Louvre, Suntory Hall, and the Tel-Aviv Museum.
Alex was a member of the prestigious Chamber Music Society II of Lincoln Center, the Marlboro Music Festival, and toured with Musicians from Marlboro. He also appeared at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival in Germany and at the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival. He has performed chamber music with Daniel Barenboim, Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, Emanuel Ax, Elena Bashkirova, and the American, Borrometo, Daedalus, Fine Arts, Jerusalem, Mendelssohn, and Muir String Quartets, and Ensemble Wien-Berlin.
Alex has worked with composers such as John Corigliano and Osvaldo Golijov, and has had compositions written for him by several composers, including Samuel Adler and Mason Bates. He performed the American premieres of Henrik Strindberg’s Clarinet Concerto “Minne,” Pulse Shadows by Harrison Birtwistle, and Paul Schoenfield’s Clarinet Trio.