Principal Clarinetist of the Dallas Symphony since 1999, Gregory Raden was previously Assistant Principal of the National Symphony and Principal Clarinetist of the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra and the Charleston Symphony. He has been heard as guest Principal with the orchestras of Minnesota, San Francisco, Saint Louis, Bergen (Norway), and Saint Paul.
Raden has appeared as soloist with the Dallas Symphony, National Symphony, Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, New York String Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony, Charleston Symphony, and will perform the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, K. 622 in July 2015 at the Grand Teton Music Festival where he has been Principal Clarinet for 15 years.
He also appears regularly at the Newport, and Bravo Vail Music Festivals and has performed at the Aspen, Marlboro, Mainly Mozart, Mimir, Bellingham, Bay Chamber, and Fort Worth Chamber Music Festivals. Raden has been heard in performance with members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, Cavanni, Enso, and Arianna, String Quartets. As an artist/clinician for Buffet clarinets and Vandoren products, Raden regularly gives recitals, masterclasses, and clinics throughout the United States. He has been on the faculty at George Washington University and the College of Charleston and maintains a private studio in the Dallas area.
Raden began his early studies at the Juilliard School Pre-College with David Weber and then continued with Donald Montanaro at the Curtis Institute of Music where he graduated in 1994.