Location: Recital Hall
with Ben Malkevitch, Pianist
Justine Hamlin enthusiastically performs new chamber and solo works that challenge the limits of the clarinet. In Cincinnati, Ohio she began performing such chamber works as Grisey's Votrex Temporum and Bartok's Contrasts. Ms. Hamlin enjoys programming a diverse range of music from Mozart and Weber to Penderecki and Bartok.
In 2010, Ms. Hamlin made her solo debut performing the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto with the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Concert Orchestra. She has also given numerous solo recitals in Sacramento, California, CIncinnati, Ohio, Boston, Massachusetts, Aptos California and Santa Cruz, California.
An avid teacher, Ms. Hamlin teaches all ages from children learning recorder to adults with specific technical goals on clarinet. While on staff at El Sistema Santa Cruz she helped shape the wind program during their first two seasons.
Justine has collaborated with many notable artists including composers David Lang, Donald Crockett, Sean Friar, Sarah Gibson, Andrew Norman, and David Evan Jones. She has also played under the batons of Marcelo Lehninger, Hugh Wolff, H. Robert Reynolds, Charles Peltz, and Donald Crockett.
Originally from Santa Cruz, California, Ms. Hamlin has traveled across the country following her passion for music. She received a Master's in Music from the New England Conservatory where she studied with Richard Stoltzman. Justine Hamlin holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of music where she studied with Ixi Chen as well as other members of the Cincinnati Symphony. Other influential teachers have been Luis Baez and Yehuda Gilad.