Clarinetist Gary Bovyer, a virtuosic and passionate soloist according to the Los Angeles Times,
is principal clarinetist of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, the
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Orange Countys Mozart Classical Orchestra,
the Los Angeles Master Chorale Sinfonia and the Santa Monica Symphony.
His playing has been described as soulful and astute
grace and warmth, Los Angeles Times and flexible and elegant Haaretz Israel.
The Long Beach Grunion Gazette said of his 2006 performance with the
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Quiet perfection marked the Mozart (Basset) Clarinet Concerto
as performed by Gary Bovyer
the perfection came from the balance, the
musicality, the just-right tempos and the sense of total authority.
Bovyer was poised, his sound creamy and luscious
what came through was
fabulous Mozart, in all its glory.
In addition to his orchestral responsibilities Gary Bovyer is much
in demand as a soloist. In 2007 he gave the world premiere of David
Concerto for Winds with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and premiered Solo Movement for Clarinet and Orchestra
also by David Newman with the Santa Monica Symphony. He has performed
as soloist several times with the Santa Monica Symphony in Webers Concerto no. 1, Mozarts Sinfonia Concertante and the West Coast premiere of Dan Welchers Concerto for Clarinet.
He has also appeared as soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony, the Santa
Maria Philharmonic, the Bremerton Symphony, the Berkeley Orchestra and
the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He is featured on the Philips recording Always and Forever by The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra with John Mauceri conductor, the Nonesuch recording of Steve Reichs Daniel Variations and the New World recording of James Newtons Sacred Works.
Gary Bovyer was a member of Pacific Classical Winds, a period
instrument ensemble, which recorded several albums for New World
Records. He was formerly a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Winds, and was principal
clarinetist with the Los Angeles Opera for several seasons. He was
principal clarinetist of the Jerusalem Symphony for three seasons and
was a founding member of the Ariel Ensemble Jerusalem which recorded
several works for the Israel Broadcasting Authority. He is the founder
and co-director of Long Beach Symphony Orchestras chamber music program
Sounds & Spaces.
Gary Bovyer has been an active clarinetist in the Los Angeles
recording studios for over 25 years and can be heard as principal
clarinetist on many of the motion picture scores of James Horner, Danny
Elfman, David Newman and George Clinton.