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Kristal Hamson

Clarinet

Music

I absolutely loved my time studying at Trinity [Laban]. I was impressed with the tuition from day one and I was given so many performance opportunities, ranging from playing Principal Clarinet in the Symphony Orchestra to auditions for music agencies whom still give me work almost 10 years later. I found all members of staff extremely supportive (in particular my then Head of WBP) and I feel that my tuition there has enabled me to become the well rounded, versatile musician, required of today.

Kristal Hamson
Kristal Hamson

Biography

Kristal Hamson completed her BMus(Hons) in 2006. She then became a member of Southbank Sinfonia, holding the Co-Principal Clarinet position and now enjoys a rich and varied career as a freelance musician playing with some of the country’s finest orchestras including the BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Opera House, City of London Sinfonia and London Concert Orchestra. She has also given chamber music recitals at the National Portrait Gallery, Wigmore Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. She has done several recordings at Abbey Road and Maida Vale Studios and has most recently recorded the clarinet solos for the BBC drama Call the Midwife.

In 2014 she made her debut in the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. She also held the clarinet chair on the UK tour of Barnum as well as regularly playing for Miss Saigon in the West End. She is currently working on the UK tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.