Andy Miles, international soloist, chamber musician and principal clarinetist of the WDR Funkhausorchestra Cologne, has made a name for himself worldwide especially as a crossover clarinetist.
He switches seamlessly back and forth between classical and jazz with playful ease and somnambulistic certainty like hardly anyone else, thrilling both the classical and jazz music scenes.
Saho Omukai was born in Iwate, Japan. She started playing clarinet at the age of nine and studied clarinet with Tadao Funahashi, Shingo Kashino, Seiichi Nakajima and Kiyosumi Ogura at Musashino Music University and Iwate University.
She won numerous international music competitions (Yangtze River (1st prize), Japan Classical Music Competition (1st prize), Omagari Music Festival Competition (2nd prize), etc.) and became a solo clarinetist in the Iwate Philharmonic Orchestra.
After clarinet studies, she also worked as a conductor, coach and composer and received a composition commission from GEMA.
Saho Omukai has been living in Germany since 2013 and is the mainstay at World of Clarinet besides her teaching and composing activities.
"Andy is an exceptionally versatile musician, member of an exclusive club. Very few can speak effortlessly and naturally classical, jazz, Latin and tango. A world class musician."
with Paquito d'Rivera
with Jorge Calandrelli, Ralf Kemper und Stanislava Stoycheva
with Karl Leister
with Eddie Daniels
with Daniel Freiberg
This composition for two clarinets and piano by Saho Omukai is exciting, groovy and full of colors.
Available here in the store
"Symphonic Jazz Rhapsody"
for clarinet & orchestra. Will be available soon.
As a composer, Andy has written music for Netflix, National Geographic, ARD, ZDF, and various soundtracks for commercials in the U.S., as well as the silent film score for ARTE for "Chicago, a World City"
Here is a small selection. More on www.andymiles.de