Chad Burrow is recognized as one of the premiere clarinetists of his generation, having appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in concert halls across the globe. In 2009, he was appointed to the clarinet faculty of the University of Michigan, where he teaches clarinet, chamber music, and serves as the director for the Michigan Chamber Players. Additionally, he serves as co-artistic director for the Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma. Burrow’s recent concert engagements abroad have included the Alpenkammermusik Festival in Austria, Denmark’s Thy Chamber Music Festival, a recital in the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, concerts in Strasbourg, France and concerto appearances with the Taichung Philharmonic, the “Classic” Orchestra of Taichung and the Shin Sharn Ensemble in Taipei.
Recent performances in the United States have included appearances on a series of Benny Goodman centennial concerts in Carnegie Hall and Yale University. Burrow is also the clarinetist for Duo Clarion, formed in 1999 at Yale University with pianist Amy I-Lin Cheng. He is the winner of prizes and awards from the 2001 Young Concert Artist International Competition in New York City, the 2000 Woolsey Hall Competition, the 2000 Artist International Competition, and the 1997 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
He holds a bachelor of music degree from Northwestern University where he was a student of Russell Dagon, and a master of music degree from Yale University, where he was a student of David Shifrin.
Chad is the current principal clarinetist with the Ann Arbor Symphony and regularly performs with the Detroit Symphony and he Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra.