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Som Howie


Solo Clarinet – Danish Chamber Players; Royal Swedish Opera Ballet; Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Australian Hometown: Sydney
Education: Royal College of Music in Stockholm; Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Som Howie is the solo Clarinettist of the Danish Chamber Players. Originally from Sydney Australia, Som studied his Masters with Hermann Stefánsson and Andreas Sundén at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and his Bachelor with Frank Celata at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

As an orchestral musician, Som has performed with major orchestras around the world including; Copenhagen Philharmonic, The Swedish Radio Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Swedish Opera, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Australian Opera and Ballet, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Som has toured to Edinburgh with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and to India with the Australian World Orchestra.

In 2016 Som was selected for the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Academy. Previous to this, Som has held academy positions with the Sydney Symphony, and London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Future Firsts Scheme. Som has attended masterclasses with; Sabine Meyer, Andrew Marriner, Martin Fröst, and Yehuda Gilad.

As a soloist, Som has performed concertos with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Western Australia Symphony Orchestra, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, the Southbank Sinfonia in the UK and in 2016 he recorded English composer Geoffrey Hanson’s Clarinet Concerto with the London Mozart Players.

Som was a prize winner for the Royal Overseas League (ROSL) Annual Competition, and as a result toured with his trio, the Dolmen Ensemble on behalf of ROSL to; Malta, Scotland, and New Zealand.

In 2015 Som recorded his first solo album with his Father, David Howie. The album is titled ‘Premiere Rhapsody’ and was produced by UK based record label, Cala Records.

Last updated 2022