Chad Burrow is recognized as one of the premiere clarinetists of his generation. He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in concert halls across the globe. The European press has said that Chad performs with “brilliant technique and tonal beauty mixed with an expressive ferocity.” Danish critic, Henrik Svane, went on to describe a performance as filled with “virtuosity, energy, and power without compromise.” The New York Times recently called a Carnegie Hall appearance in Poulenc’s, Sonata, as giving a “strong impression” and being a “bright and genial account.”
In 2009, Chad was appointed to the clarinet faculty of the University of Michigan, where he teaches clarinet, chamber music and has served as the director for the Michigan Chamber Players. Additionally, he serves as co-artistic director for the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma (http://brightmusic.org) and is on the faculty of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival (www.sewaneemusicfestival.org) and Alpenkammermusik Festival in Austria (http://alpenkammermusik.com). Chad is the current principal clarinetist with the Ann Arbor Symphony and has performed with the Detroit Symphony and the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra. He is also the former principal clarinetist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the New Haven Symphony, Quartz Mountain Music Festival, the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra and the past Associate Professor of Clarinet at Oklahoma City University.
Chad’s recent concert engagements abroad have included concerts in Austria, Denmark’s Thy Chamber Music Festival, a recital in the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, concerts in Strasbourg, France and Concerto appearances with the Taichung Philharmonic, the “Classic” Orchestra of Taichung and the Shin Sharn Ensemble in Taipei. Recent performances in the United States have included appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Alice Tully Hall, Chamber Music Northwest and performances on a series of Benny Goodman centennial concerts in Carnegie Hall and Yale University. Other performances have included venues at Rice University, the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, three International Clarinet Association conferences, Northwestern University, the Music Mansion in Providence (RI), Yale University and the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, among many others.
Chad has recordings released by Albany Records, CD Baby, Centaur, and Equilibrium Records. A recent Duo Clarion recording of Brahms and Schumann, with pianist Amy Cheng, was released on CD Baby. Chad is also the clarinetist with Trio Solari. The trio has had a regular touring schedule since 2006. Trio Solari’s most recent recording, on the Centaur label, features works of Bartok, Khachaturian, Milhaud and Edward Knight. A recording of William Bolcom’s, Clarinet Concerto with the Michigan Symphony Band was also recently released.
Chad is the winner of prizes and awards from the 2001 Young Concert Artist International Competition in New York City, the 2000 Woolsey Hall Competition, the 2000 Artist International Competition, and the 1997 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition
Chad serves as an artist for Backun Musical Services. He plays exclusively on Backun, MOBA clarinets.