Sunday, September 25, 3:00 PM, IVCC Cultural Centre

Pops Concert - An Afternoon in Paris and Vienna

Cory Tiffin, clarinet

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Cory Tiffin is the principal clarinetist of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and served in this role for Green Bay Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Orchestra and New Millennium Orchestra. Tiffin also actively performs with Kalamazoo Symphony, Colorado Springs Philharmonic and several other orchestras and companies throughout the United States. Tiffin founded and ran the eclectic Chicago-based Anaphora Ensemble for several years, was a founding member of the New York City-based baroque and contemporary chamber opera company Operamission, and continues to present chamber concerts and recitals at venues and festivals in Chicago and beyond.

Tiffin is featured as a chamber artist and soloist on the Southport and Albany labels plus radio programs throughout the United States and Europe. Tiffin has performed in recital with the Grammy Award-winning Chicago Chamber Musicians, collaborated with Fulcrum Point New Music Project, the University of Chicago New Music Ensemble and the International Chamber Artists, among others. Recent highlights include featured solo performances of Leonard Bernstein’s “Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs” with the Las Vegas Philharmonic in April 2016 and a solo set on Chicago’s Thirsty Ears Festival in August 2016. Time Out New York called Tiffin a “clarinet maverick” and Lawrence Johnson of Chicago Classical Review has commented on “... Tiffin’s understated virtuosity...” Tiffin is the Instructor of Clarinet at Loyola University. He has also served on the faculties of DePaul University; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and The Chicago High School for the Arts. He teaches privately in Chicago, at home and through the University of Chicago, and in Las Vegas. He appears as a guest clinician and lecturer at universities and schools nationwide.

Cory Tiffin first appeared as soloist with the IVSO in 2001 as the winner of the Young Performer’s Concerto Competition. His most recent appearance was in 2010, performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. A graduate of Ottawa Township High School, Tiffin began private study of the clarinet with Sarah Reckmeyer as an eighth grader. He continued his private studies with Gene Montgomery before pursuing his Bachelor of Music at DePaul University, where he studied with Larry Combs, Julie DeRoche and Wagner Campos.


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