Angelo Quail is an active musician and educator based in Los Angeles. He currently serves as principal clarinet of the Eastern Sierra Symphony and held positions in both the Debut Orchestra and American Youth Symphony from 2014-2017. He has performed under the baton of Stéphane Denève, Matthias Pintscher, Leonard Slatkin, David Robertson, and François-Xavier Roth, among others. Recent orchestral engagements include the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Modesto Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Los Angeles Symphony, New World Symphony, Downey Symphony, and South Florida Symphony.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Quail has collaborated with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Detroit Symphony, Paris and Metropolitan Operas, and Berlin Philharmonic. He has been as a finalist and prizewinner in numerous solo and chamber music competitions, including the Coleman National Chamber Ensemble Competition, Pasadena Showcase House Young Artists Competition, and University of Michigan Concerto Competition. Mr. Quail can also be heard on original soundtracks for the Netflix television series Chef’s Table and the British Broadcasting Channel’s Blue Planet.
Mr. Quail has a great passion for music education and has maintained private clarinet studios in Los Angeles, CA; Ann Arbor, MI; and Karlsruhe, Germany. He has given lessons and masterclasses throughout the United States and Europe through the Young Musicians Foundation, the Colburn School Jumpstart Young Musicians Program, the Aspen Music Festival and School PALS Program, and the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. He currently teaches privately in Los Angeles and as a Teaching Artist for the Elemental Music program in Santa Monica.
Mr. Quail has a strong belief in music’s capacity to affect positive societal change. He is a current member of switch, an eclectic chamber ensemble that presents contemporary, classical, electronic, and pop music in nontraditional venues throughout Los Angeles. From 2013-2015 he was the recipient of a Max H. Gluck Fellowship to create and present interactive performances at children’s hospitals, homeless shelters, convalescent homes, and juvenile detention centers, among other venues. Mr. Quail has also performed community engagement concerts with the South Florida Symphony, Downey Symphony, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, and through the Colburn School.
A native of Dexter, Michigan, Mr. Quail received a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in German Studies from the University of Michigan as well as a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California. He pursued further musical studies at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. In 2013, he was the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to pursue musical and academic studies in Germany. Mr. Quail is currently an Artist Diploma degree candidate at the Colburn School, where he studies with Yehuda Gilad. Other primary teachers have included Daniel Gilbert, Wolfgang Meyer, and Ted Oien.