The NY Times calls clarinetist Esther Lamneck “an astonishing virtuoso”. Winner of the prestigious Pro Musicis Award, she has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras including the Houston Symphony and conductors such as Pierre Boulez, and in chamber music concerts with renowned artists throughout the world. A versatile performer and an advocate of contemporary music, she is known for her work with electronic media including interactive arts, movement, dance and improvisation. Her collaborations with composers have produced new compositions in many genres for the clarinet and the tárogató. Ms. Lamneck makes frequent solo appearances at music festivals world wide and maintains an active career performing and presenting Master Classes in Universities and Conservatories throughout the United States and Europe. Ms. Lamneck currently serves as Director of Instrumental Studies and the Graduate Music/Dance Program in Italy for New York University. Artistic director of the NYU New Music and Dance Ensemble, the group maintains its residence at the University during the season and in Italy during the summers. Esther Lamneck has appeared on major television and radio programs both here and abroad. She has recorded for companies including Capriccio Records, Centaur, Music and Arts, CRI, EMF, Opus One, Capstone, Romeo/Qualiton and SEAMUS.