Accomplished soloist, principal clarinetist, and educator
Appointed principal clarinet of the Dallas Symphony in 1999, Gregory Raden has also served as assistant principal of the National Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, principal clarinet of the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra and principal clarinet of the Charleston Symphony. He has served as guest principal with the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Bergen (NORWAY) Philharmonic. He has been heard as soloist with the Dallas Symphony, National Symphony, Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, and the New York String Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
Raden has served as principal clarinet of the Grand Teton, Mainly Mozart, and the Bellingham Music Festivals. An active chamber musician, he has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival, Bay Chamber Concerts, Newport Festival, Mimir Festival, Bancroft Family Concerts, Fort Worth Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music at the Nasher, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Aspen, Evian (France) and the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival.
A native of White Plains, NY, Raden began his early studies at the Juilliard School Pre-College Division with David Weber and then went on to the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of Donald Montanaro where he graduated in 1994. Raden has given recitals, master classes, and clinics throughout the United States and has been on the faculty of George Washington University and the College of Charleston. He is currently on the adjunct faculty of Southern Methodist University and also maintains a private studio in the Dallas area.