Pascal Archer

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Pascal Archer > Clarinet

pascal-archerHailed by the New York Times as “outstanding clarinetist”, Pascal Archer leads an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher.

He is the founder and artistic director of Exponential Ensemble; a chamber music ensemble influenced by the connection between music and mathematics. He is currently Principal Clarinet of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the Long Island Philharmonic.

Preceding his residency in New York City, Mr. Archer was a full time member of the New World Symphony for four consecutive seasons where he performed under Michael Tilson Thomas. On several occasions Pascal was featured with the New World Symphony either as a soloist or in NWS’s chamber music series in the US and all over Europe.

Over the past few years, Mr. Archer has been invited to many prestigious music festivals such as the Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, the UBS Verbier Orchestra, Spoleto USA Festival, Pacific Music Festival and Monadnock.

Mr.Archer is on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division, the Hunter College (CUNY) and the New York Summer Music Festival. For more information, visit and