Dr. Linda A. Cionitti
B.M., Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam
M.M., Michigan State University
D.M.A., Michigan State University
About Dr. Cionitti
Linda A. Cionitti, an active international performer, presents recitals at significant events such as the International ClarinetFest, the Music Teachers National Association Conference, the College Music Society Convention, and the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium. In May 2009, she released Jag & Jersey, a CD featuring premiere recordings of works by Libby Larsen and James David, both of whom were considered for a Grammy Award.
The American Record Guide states: “Cionitti is a wonderfully expressive player who pours her soul into all her performances; her phrasing is very natural, and she is never afraid to push boundaries with dynamics and tempo.”
MusicWeb International selected Jag & Jersey as the February 2010 Record of the Month and said, “Every piece is a gem. I would challenge any listener not to put this disc on random play and be charmed by what they heard. I cannot praise the playing of Linda Cionitti too highly. This is extraordinarily fine clarinet playing. Technically beyond reproach what I particularly admire is the way she varies her tone, vibrato (so very subtly applied), attack and whole musical personality to suit the period and style of each piece.”
A Leblanc Artist, Cionitti currently performs on a Symphonie Bb clarinet and a Concerto A clarinet. Her personal web page can be found via:
Cionitti was raised in Rochester, N.Y., where she began studying clarinet with her father, Nick Cionitti, followed by lessons with Valentine Anzalone and Michael Webster. She received her B.M. degree from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, studying with Alan Woy. Her M.M. and D.M.A. degrees are from Michigan State University, where she studied with Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr.
Last updated: 10/9/2017