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Anthony Pike

Professorial Staff - Bass Clarinet


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444

Anthony Pike


Anthony Pike was born in Seoul, Korea, and studied the clarinet with Julian Farrell in London, Robert Marcellus in Chicago and Dame Thea King At the Royal College of Music. Anthony is the principal clarinet with the English Chamber Orchestra (E.C.O.), and has performed concertos with them worldwide.

He has also appeared as guest principal with most of the British orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Chamber music collaborators have included Christian Zacharias, Ralph Gothóni, Joachim Trio, Medici and Tippet Quartets and E.C.O. Ensemble. He is a founder member of the London Soloists Ensemble (John Lenehan, Lorraine McAslan, Sarah-jane Bradley and Karine Georgian),the resident ensemble at St. Johns Smith Square.

He is regularly invited, as chamber musician and soloist, to appear at international festivals which have included Edinburgh, Johannesburg, Nordland, Hong Kong and Bermuda.

Despite reading Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Magdalen College, Oxford, Anthony gradually became more absorbed with playing the clarinet. The National Federation of Music Societies’ “Young Artist” award provided a springboard for his recital career, and he made his Wigmore Hall debut in 1994. Concerto appearances at the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, Cadogan Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall followed.

Anthony plays on Selmer Recital Clarinets.

Qualifications/ Educational Background

  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Royal College of Music

Creative Output

  • Mozart Concerto for Basset Clarinet with Ralph Gothóni and the E.C.O.
  • The complete works for clarinet by Max Reger (Martin Jones, piano)
  • Copland Clarinet Sextet
  • A recent recording of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Quintet on the London Soloists Ensemble debut CD.

Teaching Experience

Anthony is also a sought after and experienced teacher. He was a Professor of Clarinet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama between 1997 and 2003,  and currently teaches at Trinity Laban  Conservatoire. He is regularly invited to sit on judging panels for Music Colleges and awards committees