A New England native, clarinetist Gordon Daole-Wellman has performed across the country as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician. Formerly an Artist in Residence at the Lincoln Theater Napa Valley, he performed regularly with the Symphony Napa Valley and the Artists in Residence Wind Quintet, presented concerts for children, and engaged the community through outreach programs.
As an orchestral musician, Gordon has performed with the Merced and Berkeley Symphonies, the San Francisco Academy Orchestra, the Oakland Opera Theater, and side by side with members of The Cleveland Orchestra. While with the Crossroads Wind Quintet, Gordon presented recitals in San Francisco, and performed regularly at Classical Revolution, a concert series intended to bring classical music to a mainstream audience through a relaxed cafe setting; he remains dedicated to bringing classical music to new audiences through creative means. He has performed in master classes for members of the world-renowned Windscape and Imani Winds wind quintets, as well as clarinetists Frank Cohen, Martin Frost, and Eli Eban.
An avid proponent of new music, Gordon has been involved in the premiers of the works of several young composers, and has performed numerous times on the BluePrint New Music Series, as part of the New Music Ensemble first founded by John Adams. Gordon received his bachelor’s degree in performance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Gordon’s main teachers have been Michael Sussman and Luis Baez.