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Vicky Wright - clarinet/performer

With broad musical interests, clarinetist Vicky Wright has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, toured North America with Roger Daltrey, and was winner of the Continuum Ensemble’s Improvisation Competition.

She has worked with the groups Lontano and Apartment House and as a chamber musician she is a member of Ensemble Plus-Minus and the Danish ensemble Scenatet.

Performances include the Aldeburgh, Newbury, Bath, Huddersfield and Cambridge festivals; in London’s ‘’Cutting Edge’ series; the Wigmore Hall; and internationally in festivals in Bremen, Germany; Borealis Festival, Bergen; Ultima Festival, Oslo, Norway; Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; Stanford University, San Francisco; Linari Festival, Italy; the Transit Festival, Leuven, Belgium and the Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.

She has recorded for the Metier and Lorelt labels, has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s  ‘In Tune’ and ‘Hear and Now’ and appeared on BBC 2’s ‘The Culture Show’.  TV work includes recording music for 'Last of the Summer Wine' and could be heard in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of 'God in Ruins'.

Her education work includes being a founding member of Ignite, the resident ensemble at the Wigmore Hall which runs creative music projects across the community and workshops in the hall itself.

Vicky studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she was awarded numerous prizes, and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. 

“…. what traditionalists might have dreaded as another bit of modern stuff was turned by an outstanding interpretation into one of the highlights of the evening. Her breath control on a breathy instrument was awesome.”  Bath Chronicle

“….a lovely plaint for clarinet, rendered gracefully by Vicky Wright.”   New York Times