Yasmina Spiegelberg


Swiss-French clarinetist Yasmina Spiegelberg, whose playing “stands out for [her] lovely playing and sound” (All Is Yar) performs internationally as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral musician all over Europe and in USA. She performs in some of the finest halls, such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

She appears as guest soloist with orchestras such as the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the Nomad Symphony Orchestra (France), the Orchestra of the Norwegian Academy of Music, the String Orchestra of Yverdon (Switzerland), the USC Thornton Edge Ensemble (USA) and the USC Symphony Orchestra (USA) and collaborates with conductors such as David Lockington, Lior Shambadal, Etienne Siebens, Richard Egarr, Stefan Asbury and Franck Ollu.

She is also the First Prize winner of the Soloist European Competition, the Rotary International Competition Madrid Velázquez, the USC Thornton School of Music Concerto Competition (wind category) and the Frances Walton Seattle Competition. Furthermore, she is a Golden Medalist of the 4th Manhattan International Music Competition as well as a Second Prize winner from the North International Competition. She is also the recipient of awards, including the Bruce Zalkind Memorial Music Award (USA) and the Mitchell Lurie Award (USA, twice), and of scholarships including the Dean Scholarship (USA), the USC Thornton Scholarship (USA) and the Ingar Dobloug Foundation full-ride Scholarship (Norway).

Yasmina is broadcasted as a soloist on national US radio, including KUSC and KING-FM.

In 2015, she recorded in Switzerland a CD (label Rapsodia) featuring Johann Stamitz’s Concerto and other works for solo clarinet and orchestra, with the String Ensemble Rapsodia, conducted by Michel Cardinaux.

Yasmina appears in numerous festivals, such as the International Ensemble Modern Academy, the Dutch Orchestra and Ensemble Academy, the European Chamber Music Academy, the International Clarinet Seminar and is clarinetist at the prestigious Yellow Barn Festival (USA), where she is also a faculty member at their Young Artists Program.

Very much appreciated as both a new music and a chamber music performer, Yasmina has received advice from some of the greatest musicians like Hatto Bayerle (Alban Berg Quartet), Michael Hasel (Berlin Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet), Arnold Steinhardt (Guarneri String Quartet), Ferenc Rados, Anner Bijlsma, Ralph Kirshbaum and Kim Kashkashian. Her chamber music collaborations include Hila Plitmann (Grammy-Award Winner), Jean-Michel Fonteneau, John Myerscough, Lucy Shelton, Seth Knopp, Natasha Brofsky, Peter Frankl and Roger Tapping (Juilliard String Quartet).

Yasmina has a special interest in performing and recording works by female composers as well as collaborating with them.

Yasmina holds a Bachelor from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and a Master from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, a Graduate Certificate Program from the University of Southern California, where she is currently furthering the highly selective Artist Diploma Program under the tutelage of Yehuda Gilad.