Sarah and Frank Coulson Chair
Mr. Caviezel has performed extensively both in and outside of The Philadelphia Orchestra, most recently playing the Brahms Clarinet Quintet with the King’s Quartet in April 2008. Mr. Caviezel has performed extensively both in and outside of The Philadelphia Orchestra, most recently playing the Mozart Clarinet Quintet with the Wister Quartet at Saratoga Springs in August 2005.
Samuel Caviezel was born and grew up in Dash Point, in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. He began his clarinet studies with Mike Anderson (his fifth-grade band director), then studied with Lawrence Bradley before working with Laurie DeLuca of the Seattle Symphony, all the while progressing through the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association. He spent his final year of high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, studying with Deborah Chodacki. In 1992, he entered the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with then-Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Principal Clarinet Donald Montanaro. In 1996, Mr. Caviezel joined the Grand Rapids Symphony as principal clarinet, returning to Philadelphia two years later under the baton of Wolfgang Sawallisch. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Temple University.
When not practicing, performing, or teaching, Mr. Caviezel enjoys spending time with family and friends and unwinding with the occasional cigar.
Photo: Jessica Griffin