Peter Cain

Clarinetist and Bass Clarinetist
National Symphony Orchestra

Peter Cain joined the National Symphony Orchestra as its bass clarinetist in 2016. He previously held positions with the Columbus Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, and Knoxville Symphony Orchestras. An avid soloist and chamber musician, Peter has performed at recitals, conventions, and festivals from Italy to China to Aspen. In the Washington area he has performed on the NSO’s Millennium Stage, Mt. Vernon, SoundHealth, and In Your Neighborhood chamber music series. He also has been on faculty at Lee University and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and regularly gives master classes at universities throughout the country. Peter attended Vanderbilt University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He studied clarinet with Richie Hawley, Burt Hara, and Cassie Lee, and bass clarinet with Ron Aufmann.
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