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
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Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein and the Tesla String Quartet will release their new album Joy & Desolation (Orchid Classics) on October 18th, 2019. The album features performances of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A Major, Finzi's Five Bagatelles arranged for clarinet and string quartet, Corigliano's Soliloquy, and Heredia's Ius in Bello.

Posted: Oct-18-2019
Latest Acclaim

"Fiterstein is a superb musician. In the Mozart quintet, his mellow sound and agility in the leaping lines between the instrument’s registers was balanced by astute blending with the strings. He spun the main theme of the Larghetto in one long arc, giving breadth to late Mozart at his most sublime. The Menuetto emerged relaxed and utterly natural in pulse."

— South Florida Classical Review
Posted: Mar-22-2018
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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