Mark van de Wiel
Mark van de Wiel is principal clarinettist with the Philharmonia Orchestra (since 2000), with the London Sinfonietta (since 2002) and London Chamber Orchestra (since 1997). He is a founder member of Endymion. Mark works closely with leading composers and conductors, and has given many world and UK premieres as soloist, including works by Carter, Maxwell Davies and Birtwistle among many others. In 2017 he gave the premiere of a clarinet concerto by Joseph Phibbs which he commissioned jointly with the Philharmonia. Mark was born in Northampton and studied at Oxford and the RCM. He is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music, where he is a professor, and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Northampton University. Mark is clarinet professor for the I,Culture Orchestra and the British Isles Music Festival, and gives masterclasses worldwide. He appears as soloist with the Philharmonia and LCO on several Signum recordings.