Boris Allakhverdyan
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance; Principal Clarinet LA Phil, Music Performance

Boris Allakhverdyan was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016. He previously served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Associate Principal Clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony. Allakhverdyan is a founding member of the Prima Trio, the Grand Prize and the Gold Medal winner of the prestigious 2007 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

The New York Times called his performance “inspired” and “superlative,” and the Los Angeles Times praised his “energetic, vibrant solos.”

Allakhverdyan has appeared as a soloist with the Seattle, Tucson, Bakersfield and Springfield Symphony Orchestras as well as orchestras in Russia, Armenia and Kazakhstan. He has participated in the Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommen Festival in Germany and the Emilia Romagna Music Festival in Italy. Allakhverdyan is a winner of Rimsky-Korsakov International Woodwind Competition, Rozanov International Clarinet Competition, Hellam Concerto Competition, the Tuesday Musical and the Oberlin Concerto competitions.

Allakhverdyan serves on the clarinet faculty at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as well as at California State University at Fullerton. He previously taught at Peabody Institute of Music, Pacific Music Festival in Japan and Interlochen Clarinet Institute in Michigan. He has given master classes at most prestigious schools in North and South Americas, Europe and Asia. As a chamber musician, Allakhverdyan has performed throughout the United States and Europe on such series as Chicago Chamber Music Society, La Jolla Athenaeum, Dumbarton Oaks, the Dayton Art Institute, CityMusic Columbus, Da Camera Society, Fontana Chamber Arts and Cleveland Chamber Music Society.

As a Buffet Group Artist and Vandoren Performing Artist, Allakhverdyan performs exclusively on Buffet Crampon clarinets and Vandoren reeds.

Department of Music Welcomes Four Exceptional Studio Faculty
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is pleased to announce that four exemplary artists have accepted their offer of an appointment in the Department of Music, including award-winning violist
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Rakefet Hak
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Che-Yen Chen
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Mark Kligman
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Kenny Burrell
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Ji Young An
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Juliana Gondek
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Terence Blanchard
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Movses Pogossian
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William Kinderman
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Gregory Goodall
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John Steinmetz
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Iris Malkin
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Gloria Cheng
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Jan N. Baker
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Chris Hanulik
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Arturo O’Farrill
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Joshua Ranz
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance
Frank Heuser
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Varty Manouelian
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Lou Anne Neill
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Amy Sanchez
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Travis J. Cross
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Michael Dean
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Paul Floyd
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Katherine Syer
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Christoph Bull
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Antonio Lysy
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Aubrey Foard
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Inna Faliks
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Peter Yates
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Wendy Caldwell
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Peter Kazaras
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Daniel Szabo
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Erin Bouriakov
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Maria Fortuna Dean
Lecturer - Voice Performance
Victoria Kirsch
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Jens Lindemann
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Wayne Shorter
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James Miller
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Theresa Dimond
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Kay Rhie
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David Kaplan
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