Clarity Clarinet Quartet

Take a journey of sonority and style with Australia's unique chamber ensemble, Clarity. Celebrating 10 years of Clarity in 2006, this quartet has established itself as an entertaining, versatile and technically brilliant group.

Leave any pre-conceived notion of the clarinet at the door - these musicians explore every genre and make it their own, from contemporary art music to jazz standards. If your most recent memory of the clarinet is the last time you played it in your high school band, it's time to get out in search of Clarity!

Pure clarinets

('klaeriti) n. 1. Clearness, as of expression. 2. Dynamic Australian clarinet quartet

"exuberance and virtuosity . . . finger-snapping good"
The Weekend Australian, July 6-7 2002

Equally at home on the concert platform or more unusual settings, Clarity has performed at every occasion from an all-night rock concert in outback Australia, to London's St-Martin-in-the-Fields.

The quartet has appeared at the Castlemaine State Festival, The National Multicultural Festival, The Festival of Jazz and Roses and for Canberra's Australia Day concerts in Commonwealth Park. They are regular performers in the highly successful Summer Sounds series at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, and have performed around Australia in Queensland, the Northern Territory, Victoria and NSW. They have opened concerts for the late Slim Dusty and Stephane Grappelli, marched and played with 6000 athletes as part of the Australian Masters Games, presented recitals for the National Gallery of Australia and the Alliance Francaise.

"London clarinet enthusiasts have had a very good August this year thanks to four young musicians from Canberra, Australia, known as the Clarity Clarinet Quartet." The Clarinet, International Clarinet Association Journal

In 2000, Clarity made their highly successful international debut in London at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Whilst in the UK, they also presented concerts at St James Church, Piccadilly, and at the Hindhead Clarinet Summer School. In November 2002, they completed their 3rd international tour of the UK, France and Belgium, performing 25 concerts in 21 days for Jeunesses Musicales, Kneller Hall London, the Namur Theatre and the Palais de Beaux Arts in Charleroi.

Artist's website: www.clarity4.com

Clarity Clarinet Quartet appears on

Second door on the left

Performer

What happens when you mix four dynamic performers with imaginative and unique compositional voices? Second Door on the Left: an album exploring the possibilities of the clarinet, from fragments of ancient melody to 21st century fusion.

This is clarity

Performer

Take a journey of sonority and style with Australia's unique chamber ensemble, Clarity. Leave any pre-conceived notion of the clarinet at the door - Clarity explore every genre from contemporary art music to Led Zeppelin infusing their performances with energy and life.


Members of Clarity Clarinet Quartet

Nicole Canham

Nicole's professional experience is extensive and varied, including orchestral work with Opera Australia, the Tasmanian and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, the Canberra Chamber Orchestra, the Canberra Choral Society and for the Australian and Kiev Ballet Canberra seasons.