Minnesota Orchestra appoints Gabriel Campos Zamora principal clarinet

Posted on: June 30, 2016

“Costa Rica native Gabriel Campos Zamora, associate principal clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony, becomes principal clarinet of the Minnesota Orchestra August 16, date of the orchestra’s ‘send off’ concert prior to its European tour” from August 18 to 27, writes Susan Elliott on Wednesday’s (6/29) MusicalAmerica.com. “Campos succeeds longtime principal Burt Hara, who resigned in 2014…. Gregory T. Williams has been serving as interim as Minnesota searched for Hara’s successor. ‘Gabriel is a great musician who will undoubtedly be a great asset to our wind section and the orchestra as a whole,’ Music Director Osmo Vänskä commented. Prior to Kansas City, Campos was principal clarinet of the Virginia Symphony; he has also served as guest principal with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Seattle and Houston symphonies, and been active in summer festivals ranging from Marlboro to Aspen. Early training at the Instituto Nacional de Musica as a student of Jose Manuel ‘cheche’ Ugalde was followed by study with Nathan Williams at the Interlochen Arts Academy and later at the Colburn Conservatory under Yehuda Gilad. Campos was a fellow of Ensemble ACJW, the Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.”

Posted June 30, 2016