Mark Dover, Clarinetist - Photo Credit: Pierre Lidar

Mark Dover


Praised by Opera News for his “exemplary clarinet playing,” Mark Dover’s vast array of musical experiences have helped him quickly establish himself as one of the most diverse clarinetists of his generation. In January of 2016, Mr. Dover was appointed clarinetist of Imani Winds. North America’s premier wind quintet, the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds were recently named the University of Chicago’s Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence for 2016-2018. Currently, Imani Winds are an Ensemble-in-Residence at Mannes College of Music, The New School. In addition to these engagements and their busy tour schedule, Imani Winds run the annual Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, hosted by Mannes.  Recent and upcoming masterclasses include The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, Bryn Mawr College, Hope College, and University of St. Thomas.

Since moving to New York in 2010, Mr. Dover has performed at many of its major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and Weill Recital Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space. As an orchestral musician, Dover has performed with The Detroit Symphony under Leonard Slatkin, The Cleveland Orchestra under David Zinman at Kent/Blossom, numerous times with The New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Symphony in C in New Jersey, and Chamber Orchestra of New York. He has performed as a member of The Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in Charleston, South Carolina for two seasons, as well as at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan.  In 2015, Mr. Dover performed the world premiere of Michael Thurber’s Quadruple Concerto, “Three Musketeers” commissioned by and broadcasted nationally on NPR’s From The Top with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra and soloists Kris Bowers, Charles Yang and Michael Thurber. Mr. Dover has also worked closely with the New York based conductorless chamber orchestra Shattered Glass, with whom he performed Copland’s Clarinet Concerto. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Mr. Dover received his Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music and his Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. His major teachers include David Krakauer, Deborah Chodacki, Nathan Williams, and Jay DeVries.
Photo credit: Pierre Lidar