Gary Bovyer is principal clarinetist of the Long Beach Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Los Angeles Master Chorale Sinfonia and Orchestra Santa Monica. Mark Swed wrote in the Los Angeles Times; “...the clarinet, exquisitely played by Gary Bovyer, reached such a degree of quiet tenderness that the ending felt more like a mystical breeze lightly touching the skin than sound waves striking the ear.” The Long Beach Gazette said of his solo performance with the Long Beach Symphony; “Quiet perfection marked the Mozart 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.” Bovyer will be performing the Mozart Concerto on November 26 with the Claremont Symphony.
Bovyer is the founder of the Long Beach Symphony’s chamber music and architecture series, Sounds & Spaces. He was a student of Joe Allard at The Juilliard School and has recently published a book of Allard’s technical studies for the clarinet. He has been an active clarinetist in Los Angeles-area recording studios for over 25 years.