Clarinettist Mark van de Wiel

Mark van de Wiel


Mark van de Wiel is established as one of Britain’s leading and most versatile clarinettists.As principal clarinet of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta, and a well-known soloist, he performs at major venues throughout the world. Recent solo highlights have included the Finzi Concerto with the Philharmonia and John Wilson in London and on tour, Boulez’s Domaines at the 2015 Proms, the world première of the van der Aa clarinet concerto Hysteresis, commissioned for him by the London Sinfonietta, and the Mozart Concerto with the London Chamber Orchestra. Born in Northampton and educated at Merton College, Oxford, and the Royal College of Music, Mark was appointed principal clarinettist with Welsh National Opera and subsequently with Glyndebourne Touring Opera.