Clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt has distinguished herself in chamber music, orchestral and contemporary music performance on the international stage. She has played a central role in the new music scene of New York City over the past 25 years. Winning the Naumburg chamber music award with New Millennium Ensemble in 1995 launched a wide-ranging career as clarinetist with various groups such as Talea Ensemble and Zephyros Winds, Ensemble Sospeso, Ensemble Sequitur, and SEM ensemble. As a freelance performer, she has enjoyed collaborations with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and many others. She is currently Associate Professor and head of Woodwinds at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College and her scholarly activities include a solo CD-recording of commissioned electroacoustic pieces for clarinet, to be released on the New Focus label in 2018.