CLARINET FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION
People’s Artist of Russian Federation I.P. Mozgovenko
Alan Vivian commenced his studies in Sydney, Australia, and, after winning ﬁrst prize in the National Young Performer’s Competition, at the Hochschule fur Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, where he was a student of Professor Alfred Prinz, Solo Clarinet of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
His career since returning to Australia has made him one of the country’s highest proﬁle musicians. He has held the long-term orchestral positions of Principal Clarinet with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and Canberra Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed as Guest Principal Clarinet with the BBC Symphony in London and with the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, as well as acting as Principal Clarinet with all of Australia’s major symphony orchestras.
As a chamber musician, he has been a permanent member of the Australia Ensemble, performing the masterpieces of the chamber repertoire for clarinet throughout Europe, the USA, China and Australasia. He was a member of the Canberra Wind Soloists for more than twenty years. As a concerto soloist and recitalist, he has toured extensively. His performance touring has taken him to over twenty countries on ﬁve continents. He has recorded for the Sony, EMI, Polygram, ABC Classics and Revolve labels, and is a featured artist in Pamela Weston’s book, Clarinet Virtuosi of Today.
As a teacher, Alan Vivian has presented master classes throughout Australia and the world, most recently as a Visiting Artist at the Paris Conservatoire. Former students are scattered throughout the globe, having been competition prize winners, recipients of international scholarships, and occupying permanent positions in Australia’s orchestras. He was Professor of Clarinet at the Australian National University from 1985 until 2012.