Instrumentalist - Clarinet

Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein has been praised by the critic of the New York Times for possessing a “beautiful liquid clarity,” and by the critic of the Washington Post, who wrote, “Fiterstein treats his instrument as his own personal voice, dazzling in its spectrum of colors, agility and range. Every sound he makes is finely measured without inhibiting expressiveness.”

Posted: Aug-8-2019
Latest News

Alexander Fiterstein's January 25 concert with the Poulenc Trio and Candlelight Concert Society is featured in the Baltimore Sun's Spring 2020 Performance Highlights. Mr. Fiterstein will join the trio for Poulenc's Clarinet Sonata and the East Coast premiere of Viet Cuong's Explain Yourself.

Posted: Jan-6-2020
Latest Acclaim

"[Mozart's Clarinet Quintet] receives a nicely intimate performance from Alexander Fiterstein and the Tesla Quartet here, Fiterstein’s hushed delivery in the slow movement heartstopping.... Fascinating to compare the work with Finzi's Five Bagatelles... Fiterstein is again impressive, never more so than in the lovely Romance."

— The Arts Desk
Posted: Mar-7-2020
Latest Recording

On Friday, October 18, 2019, the award-winning Tesla Quartet (Ross Snyder & Michelle Lie, violins; Edwin Kaplan, viola; Serafim Smigelskiy, cello) releases its second album, Joy & Desolation, on Orchid Classics. The record features performances of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K581; Gerald Finzi's Five Bagatelles arranged by Christian Alexander; John Corigliano's Soliloquy (1995); and Carolina Heredia's Ius in Bello (2014) with acclaimed clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein. The program on Joy & Desolation is all about contrasts: the duality of light and darkness, joy and despair, isolation and inclusion. Recorded at idyllic Wyastone, a retired concert hall nestled along the River Wye in England, the Tesla Quartet and Alexander Fiterstein used this recording as an opportunity to dive deeper into their art and to explore how they make music together.

Posted: Oct-18-2019
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