Paul Cigan is currently in his tenth season as second clarinetist of the National Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his appointment by Music Director Leonard Slatkin he occupied principal clarinet posts with the Virginia Symphony,
Colorado Symphony, and San Antonio Symphony. Studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Temple University, his teachers included David Breeden and David Neumann, both of the San Francisco Symphony, and
Anthony Gigliotti, former principal clarinetist of The Philadelphia Orchestra. While studying at Temple University, he was featured soloist in a master class with Luciano Berio in a performance of the composer’s Sequenza IX for clarinet.
During that time Mr.
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NSO Prelude Concert on the Millennium Stage, October 15, 2004