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David Krakauer

David Krakauer, musician, educator. Recipient award Marlboro Music Festival, 1978-1992, Lado 1st prize Concert Artists Guild, 1985, Chamber Music award Naumburg Foundation, 1984.


  • Krakauer, David was born on September 22, 1956 in New York City.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Sarah Lawrence College, 1978. Master of Music, Juilliard School, 1980. Certified, Paris Conservatoire, 1977.


    • Clarinetist Apsen Wind Quintet, New York City, 1981-1989, Continuum, New York City, 1981-1992. Member faculty Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1983-1993. Clarinet soloist Klezmatics, New York City, 1989-1996.

      Member clarinet and chamber music faculty Manhattan School Music, since 1990, Mannes College Music, New York City, since 1993. Member clarinet faculty Aaron Copland School Music, Queens (New York ) College, 1995-2000. Leader, clarinetist David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness!, since 1994.

      Clarinetist New York Philomusica, since 1981.


    • Featured artist Civil Defense Klezmer New York, 1998, (with Kronos Quartet) The Dreams of Prayers of Isaac the Blind, 1997, A New Hot One, others. Composer suite A Klezmer Tribute to Sidney Bechet, 1997.




    David Krakauer
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    Born September 22, 1956
    (age 61)