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December, 20, 2023
06:15 PM - 07:15 PM




Christopher Lamb

Christopher Lamb

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A Polished Percussion Section - A Director's Secret Weapon

Clinic Synopsis:

Reflecting on 40 years of performing and teaching in The New York, it is notable to observe which elements of percussion performance have remained constant and should be considered best practice, as well as which elements have more recently evolved that are worthy of consideration and implementation for your program. A percussion section that rehearses efficiently and performs confidently can elevate the entire ensemble in a way that can be a director's secret weapon.

Christopher Lamb - Biographical Information

Grammy Award–winning percussionist Christopher Lamb has been hailed as a dynamic and versatile performer. Having joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Percussionist in 1985, The Constance R. Hoguet Friends of the Philharmonic Chair, he subsequently made his solo debut with the Orchestra in the World Premiere of Joseph Schwantner’s Percussion Concerto, one of several commissions celebrating the Philharmonic’s 150th anniversary. He has since performed the work to critical acclaim with orchestras throughout the United States and in 2011 won a Grammy for Best Classical Instrumental Soloist for his recording of Schwantner’s Percussion Concerto with the Nashville Symphony. In the United States, he has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, and the Pacific Symphony. A faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music since 1989, Christopher Lamb has led clinics and master classes throughout the United States and on almost every continent. In 1999 he was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholars Award to lecture and conduct research in Australia. In 2010 Lamb was invited to join the faculty of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as an international fellow. Lamb has recorded chamber works on the New World, Cala, and CRI labels, and his Grammy Award–winning performance of Schwantner’s Percussion Concerto is available on the Naxos label.