Kymia Kermani

Kymia Kermani
Instrumentalists
kymia1Clarinettist Kymia Kermani, born in the Netherlands, attended Amsterdam Conservatory’s Young Talent Class at fifteen, graduating on the Bachelor with Distinction. She finished her studies in 2011 as a scholar at the RCM and was generously supported by the VSB, Mengelberg and Prins Bernard Cultuur foundations and the Stichting Fundatie voor de Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude.
As a soloist, Kymia has performed the world premiere of a concerto by Dutch composer jan van Dijk as well as performing the oldest concerto ever written by baroque composer J.M. Molter. Her performance was described by acclaimed clarinettist Anthony Pay as ‘couldn’t have been played better’. Kymia has performed throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East working with eminent ensembles and orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London and Staatskapelle Berlin.
As an active chamber musician, Kymia has founded several ensembles in London and Berlin playing both classical and contemporary music. She has performed in Holland in the main chamber music festivals and halls, including the Concertgebouw. 2011 saw Kymia perform at the Royal Albert Hall and the Cadogan Hall as part of the RCM ‘Rising Stars’ series. She is a recipient of the RCM Clarinet Prize, the RCM Bass clarinet prize and the RCM Woodwind Ensemble competition prize. Kymia has appeared several times on Dutch Television and also on BBC Radio 3. In 2012 she was invited to participate at Banff Summer Arts Festival (Canada), Harare International Festival of the Arts (Zimbabwe) and a tour with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conductor by chief conductor Charles Dutoit brought her to Spain. Summer 2014 she had the honour to join a tour with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim performing in Buenos Aires, Lucerne Festival, Salzburger Festspiele, London BBC Proms and Berlin. This year the CD 'Milonga Loca' by Tangotrio Luz y Sombra was released and presented in a great record release tour in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
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