Brian Walsh is a musician who is interested in sound and communication, regardless of genre. Mr. Walsh specializes in performance on the clarinet and bass clarinet. He seeks to redefine the role of these instruments in contemporary classical music, jazz, and world music. Brian is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts (MFA, BFA).
Mr. Walsh frequently performs with such diverse groups as Wild up, The New Century Players, The California E.A.R. Unit, The Industrial Jazz Group, PLOTZ!, The Doug McDonald Brass and Woodwind Coalition, and the Vinny Golia Large Ensemble. He also leads Walsh Set Trio, a jazz ensemble focusing on the performance of his own compositions. Performances have taken Brian to Japan, Canada, Italy, England, the Netherlands, Iceland, and all over the United States. He has premiered pieces by Luigi Nono, Anne LeBaron, Girard Grisey, James Newton, Rosalie Hirs and many others. Past collaborators have included Peter Maxwell Davies, Gavin Bryars, Bobby Bradford, Nels Cline, Money Mark, Bright Eyes, James Newton, Larry Koonse, Muhal Richard Abrams, the Henry Mancini Orchestra, and the Riverside Philharmonic.
Mr. Walsh is also an active private teacher and clinician. He is an instructor at Baxter-Northup Music, the Oakwood School, the Academy of Creative Education and Los Angeles Valley College.
Mr. Walsh is excited to join the Kadima Conservatory as it’s newest winds faculty member and coach.