Monday, August 11, 2014

Skiano joins Detroit Symphony

Ralph Skiano, the Richmond Symphony’s principal clarinetist since 2002, has joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as its principal clarinetist.

Jared Davis, who has been assistant principal and E flat clarinetist of the Richmond Symphony since 2004, succeeds Skiano in the first chair.

Skiano, a native of Alexandria and graduate of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, has performed as a soloist several times with the Richmond Symphony, as well as playing as guest soloist with other orchestras.

He has been active in chamber music in the mid-Atlantic region, performing with the Richmond-based Atlantic Chamber Ensemble and the Washington-based Fessenden Chamber Ensemble. He also served as principal clarinet of the Des Moines Opera, and performed in a number of summer music festivals.