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Neerav Kumar


Neerav Kumar has been a passionate clarinet player for the past 8 years. He studies music at the Julliard School, pre-college division, under Mr. Larry Guy with clarinet as a major, and under Dr. Andrew Thomas with composition as a minor. At the Julliard School, Neerav plays clarinet in the pre-college orchestra under conductor Maestro Adam Glaser. Previously, Neerav was a student at the Manhattan School of Music, pre-college division, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, preparatory division, and played both clarinet and piano.

Neerav is the winner of International Grande Music Competition, Salzburg Grand Virtuoso Competition 2016, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition, American Protégé Concerto Competition, Rockland County Music Guild Concerto Competition, and Young Artist Woodmere Music Competition. He has had solo performances at the Weill Recital Hall Carnegie Hall, and Merkin Hall. He is invited to perform at Wiener Saal Mozarteum, Salzburg Austria in July 2016. In addition, he has had solo performance with the Rockland Symphony Orchestra and Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra.

Previously, Neerav was selected as the principal clarinetist and concertmaster in the Intermediate Wind Symphony and as the principal clarinetist in the Intermediate Symphony Orchestra at the Interlochen Arts Academy Music Camp for two consecutive years. In July 2016, he is invited to attend and perform at the Philadelphia Music Festival.

Neerav played first clarinetist in the Area All State Orchestra in 2015 and principal clarinetist in the Intermediate Westchester All Country Orchestra in 2014. Neerav was accepted in 2011-2012 to play clarinet in the Westchester All County Elementary Band.

Neerav attends high school at the Rye Country Day School, Rye, New York and is the first chair clarinetist for the high school band. In addition, Neerav is a member of the school choir and has recently toured Cuba with the school choir group.

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