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educator , musician

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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


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