• Photography by Marielle Solan ©2013
    Medina
    Clarinetist
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    With extraordinary breath control,
    Medina spun a flowing
    and seamless line. . .”
    - The Classical Voice of North Carolina
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A Little About Me

Photography by Marielle Solan ©2013

MEDINA takes clarinet performance to another level. For Medina the clarinet is not only an extension of herself it is truly a musical weapon of expression. When Medina takes the stage the clarinet transforms her voice from a fiery whirlwind to a singing, heart-melting sad song which allows her to dance, groove and enchant her audiences.

Medina’s musical journey began as a violin student in grade school-later she saw the light and converted to clarinet. As an official band geek she continued playing the clarinet in high school marching band and decided to study clarinet. Medina received her bachelors in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro studying with Sandy Mosteller and esteemed pedagogue Dr. Kelly Burke.

Her passion for performing led her to the Big Apple and she decided to study with world renown clarinetist Charles Niedich in Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College the New School for Music earning her masters and diploma in clarinet performance. She has performed in New York’s major concert halls such as: Avery Fischer, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space and Merkin Hall.

Medina is a two-time awardee of the Lilian Fuch’s Chamber Music Competition and was the only American selected to compete in the Beijing International Clarinet Competition and the Leoš Janáček International Competition in Brno.

Medina’s love and devotion for chamber music has led her to participate in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival performing Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds alongside bassoonist Frank Morelli, clarinetist David Shifrin, and oboist Randy Wolfgang. She has also had the honors of having masters classes and coachings with Richard Stolzman, Milan Turkovic and William Purvis.

Medina’s dedication to young musicians has brought her to both coasts of the United States. She pushes to revolutionize music education by combining classical tradition, real-life musical skills, and emphasizing self exploration in her lessons, masterclasses and lectures.

Currently Medina is based in New York City as a freelance clarinetist and is clarinet professor at Nyack College in Manhattan.

 

Program Highlights

Concert Programs

Nightingale

Nightingale

A Story of Friendship, The Inspiration of Brahms

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F-Major, Op.120 

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Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 120 

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Trio in A-minor for Clarinet, Violoncello and Piano, Op. 114

France

French Delights and German Romantics

Sonata- Duo works of works of Debussy, Poulenc, Schumann and Brahms

Claude Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie

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Francis Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

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Robert Schumann Fantasiestucke

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Johannes Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 120

Clara Schumann

Tell No Secrets, Tell No Lies - Clara's Dilemma:

Works from the men of Clara Schumann - Brahms and Schumann

Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F-Major, Op.120

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Joxhannes Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 120

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Robert Schumann Fantasiestucke
(can also in–clude: Trio in A-minor for Clarinet, Violoncello and Piano, Op. 114)

What Critics Say?

“Dynamic and exotic, with the virtuosic writing pulled off flawlessly” -Examiner, Gillman
“With extraordinary breath control, Medina spun a flowing and seamless line. . .” The Classical Voice of North Carolina

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