Clarinetist Paul Green began performing at an early age, and at age 13 he performed with Leonard Bernstein in a Young People’s Concert with the New York Philharmonic. In 1965 he won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, and was invited by composer Gian-Carlo Menotti to perform at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, where he played with Jacqueline DuPre, Richard Goode and Charles Wadsworth.
Presently, he has an active musical career in Western Massachusetts and beyond. He is the first clarinetist of the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra, and the Broad Street Orchestra. He is also an active participant in chamber music festivals and series throughout the world, having performed in the Middle East as an Artistic Ambassador for the U.S. Information Agency, in contemporary music festivals in Krakow, Poland, Lima, Peru, Cuernavaca, Mexico, and Kishiniev, Moldova, in the Yale School of Music Festival in Norfolk, CT, the Festival at Sandpoint, ID. the Colorado Music Festival, the Kneisel Hall Festival, and the Manchester Music Festival. He has performed regularly with such series’ as “Music and More” and “Close Encounters with Music” in Massachusetts, and the Tannery Pond and Leafpeepers series’ in New York. An avid jazz and klezmer musician, his recent CD, “Music Coming Together,” a merger of Jazz and Jewish music, reached #16 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart and received multiple rave reviews from jazz publications throughout the United States. He has been a faculty member at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton and Florida International University School of Music in Miami, and is presently a faculty member at Williams College, Skidmore College, Schenectady County Community College and the Berkshire Music School.