Douglas R. Metcalf (clarinet) has garnered acclaim as a performer and educator throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. He has performed under the baton of James Conlon, Peter Oudjian, Hans Vonk, David Zinmann, Robert Stern and chamber music performances with members of the Berlin Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and many others. He formerly worked in the Spokane (Washington) Symphony, Commonwealth Opera Company (Massachusetts), Columbus Philharmonic (Indiana), as well as the Bennington (Vermont) and Monadanock (New Hampshire) choral festivals. He toured the United States as the principal clarinettist of the American Wind Symphony and as a member of the American Symphony Woodwind Quintet. He has performed in the Aspen, Sarasota, and most recently the Zermatt Festival (Switzerland), the Opera Barga Festival (Italy), the Texas Music Festival (Houston) and the Altmärkisches Musikfest in Germany.
Douglas was born in Southwick, Massachusetts and studied with Michael Sussman and Allan Meyer, graduating with honors from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in both Music Education and Clarinet Performance. He went on to do postgraduate studies at Indiana University in Bloomington with Eli Eban.
Douglas Metcalf was appointed by Daniel Barenboim to be the Clarinet Professor of the Barenboim-Said Foundation, which aims to promote culture growth and peace in the Middle East. He joined the Free International Music School in February 2006, and teaches in Ramallah, Jerusalem and Nablus.
Douglas Metcalf clarinet