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MONICA KAENZIG joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as the E-flat clarinetist in January 1994. From 1987-1993, she performed with the Saint Louis Symphony under the direction of Leonard Slatkin, recording over 25 works for the BMG Classics (RCA Victor Red Seal) and EMI Classics labels; in September 2004 she served as Acting Principal Clarinet. Additionally, Kaenzig has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Chicago’s Grant Park Orchestra, and the Windsor Symphony in Ontario, Canada.
Kaenzig has been represented in such distinguished chamber music venues as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall; the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris; the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada; and the Sitka Summer Music Festival in Alaska. She was a featured performer at the International Clarinet Conferences of 1983, 1987, and 1995. In October 1997, Kaenzig was a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante in E-flat, K. 297B, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Kaenzig has been on the faculties of University of Southern California and California State University, Long Beach; a Visiting Lecturer of Music at Indiana University in 2004; and a Visiting Associate Professor of Music at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 2003, 2006, and 2008/09.