Anton Dressler, clarinet

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Anton Dressler was described by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera as a clarinetist of “spellbinding sensibility”, with a “superb intonation, a unique sense of intimacy” praised by the Bologna “Resto del Carlino”.

His appearances as soloist include such countries as Italy, Belgium, Germany, France, Russia, Sweden, Usa, Israel and Taiwan, performing with Mischa Maisky, Julian Rachlin, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Boris Petrushansky, Itamar Golan, Ingrid Fliter,  Alexander Kobrin, Olga Kern, S.Petersburg Quartet, Aviv Quartet, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, The Seasons Chamber Orchestra etc.

Born in Moscow in 1974, he concluded his studies at the Moscow Conservatory under the leadership of L.Mikhailov and V.Sokolov; at the Bologna Conservatory with Italo Cappicchioni; participated in master classes by A. Pay, S. & W. Meyer, E. Daniels and F. Meloni.

He has won first prizes in competitions such as the “Young Talents of Soviet Union” in Russia, International Competition in Stresa, “Ponchielli Competition” in Cremona, “Rovere d’Oro” (Italy). He was awarded the Diploma of Promising Soloist in International Clarinet Competition in Markneukirchen (Germany), second price at the International Music Tournament (T.I.M.) and the third prize at the “Valentino Bucchi” International Competition in Rome. Deeply committed to the chamber music repertoire, he is one of the founding members of the modular “Kaleido Ensemble”.

Devoted to the music of our time, Mr. Dressler has premiered numerous works and several composers such as U.Brener, E.Podgaiz, M.Bronner, A.Rosenblat, E.Galperin, A.Chaikovsky, have dedicated their compositions to him. His passion for live electronics has brought him to broaden his repertoire and develop new programs and compositions.

Mr. Dressler has joint various orchestras as first clarinet such as “Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra”, “Padova e Veneto” chamber orchestra, “Orchestra da Camera di Mantova”, “Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano” Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Savona and such. Anton has taken part as well in various jazz, klezmer and crossover projects, performing with Uri Brener (in AntUr Duo), Elias Faingersh, Arcady Schilkloper among others.

Dressler has recorded the Messiaen’s “Quatuor Pour la Fin du Temps” for “Atopos”, Italy, Overture on Hebrew themes by Prokofiev for “Russian Seasons”, a CD of Russian Music for clarinet and piano for “Cryston”, Japan and featured in the CD “Leonid Desyatnikov: The Leaden Echo” by the UK label Quartz.