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Antony Clare is a teacher, performer and composer who was born and lives in Nottingham, UK.


He read music at York University and has subsequently combined piano and clarinet teaching with a range of performing activities, centering largely on collaborative music-making with professional musicians who are also his friends.  He works as an accompanist for recitals and exams on a regular basis.


Antony is one half of the duo SCAW (with Sarah Watts, bass clarinet/contra-bass clarinet), who have given many concerts and world premiere performances throughout the UK and abroad.  SCAW released their debut CD on the Clarinet Classics label in December 2008.  Their second CD of contemporary British music was released in Spring 2013 on the Cuillin Sound label.


Antony is involved in promoting the activities of CoMA (Contemporary Music-making for All).  He is coordinator of the East Midlands Ensemble.  He has a deep commitment towards widening the available opportunities for non-professional musicians to compose and perform good quality contemporary music.


As a composer, Antony has (amongst other things) many pieces for one or more bass clarinets to his name.  His music has been performed in the UK, Europe and the USA.

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