Benjamin Lulich was appointed principal clarinet of Pacific Symphony in May of 2007. He has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony and the IRIS Chamber Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Lulich has appeared on Pacific Symphonys Café Ludwig series and has been a guest artist for chamber music at Azusa Pacific University, Chapman University, California State University Fullerton, and UCLA. Also interested in new music, Lulich was a member of the Second Instrumental Unit, a contemporary music ensemble based in New York City, where he took part in a concert honoring Milton Babbitt at Carnegie Halls Weill Recital Hall. Lulich has won concerto competitions at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Interlochen Arts Academy, Marrowstone Music Festival and twice at Music Academy of the West. He has also performed for record albums and film scores, including Water for Elephants and The Tourist.