Four clarinet virtuosos, all graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, playing classical tunes from baroque to modern, jazz to pop, with a dash of Gershwin and a hint of tango.
Vibrant and talented, The Claritones are perfect for background music at weddings, receptions, garden parties and corporate events. The quartet have a unique line-up, featuring three soprano clarinets and one bass clarinet, enabling them to play a wide range of music that showcases the lyrical beauty of the instrument.
The Claritones play classical music from Bach to Bartok, jazz standards from Gershwin to Acker Bilk, and pop melodies from The Beatles to Robbie Williams, all with great virtuosity. Members of the group have played with renowned orchestras such as the London Sinfonietta, the Philharmonia, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. All four are graduates of the Royal Academy of Music.
Recently, this London-based quartet were voted into the top 50 in the Pizza Express Big Audition Competition 2011 (out of 7500 applicants) and they also work with “Live Music Now!” playing in schools and care homes.
The Claritones are professional, friendly, and always happy to arrange a favourite song for your event and give it a new twist with their unique and original sound.
3 soprano clarinets; 1 bass clarinet
Up to 90 minutes performance within a 2 and a half hour period
Arrival & set-up
60 minutes before start
A well-lit space of 3 x 2 metres; 4 armless chairs
What people say
We were extremely satisfied with The Claritones, thank you very much guys!!!
Rupert, Wedding, Oxford, September 2014
Tango from Espana - Albeniz
Adagio - Baermann
Roumanian Folk Dances - Bartok
Suite from Carmen - Bizet
Hungarian Dance No.5 - Brahms
Three Preludes - Chopin
Sarabande - Debussy
Nimrod (from Enigma Variations) - Elgar
Hungarian Dances - Farkas
Molly on the Shore - Grainger
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Largo - Handel
Scherzetto, Pavane and Gopak - Jacob
Overture to the Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
Minuet from Serenade No.11 - Mozart
Variations on Menuet KV1 - Mozart
Folk Songs Suite - Mendelssohn
Csardas - Monti
Gopak - Mussorgsky
Pavane - Ravel
Flight of the Bumble Bee - Rimsky-Korsakov
Le Cygne from Carnival of the Animals - Saint-Saens
L’Elephant from Carnival of the Animals - Saint-Saens