Needed a bio for an upcoming talk at the Frederickson Library (two talks on Russian Music - should be a blast!) So I decided to update it, and what the hay, post it here.
John Clare is a classical music enthusiast. A broadcaster for National Public Radio, Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Kansas, Nevada, California and Pennsylvania, programs and interviews by John have been heard around the world. In 2004 Mr. Clare received the Electronic Media Award for Best Radio Show in Las Vegas, and the same evening, the award for Best OnAir Talent. This year, John is a finalist for Best Radio Show and for Radio Manager of the Year.
He has played the violin for twenty seven years, from New York to Nevada, including performances with tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. He has also been a member of the Nevada Chamber Symphony, Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, Glen Willow Symphony Orchestra, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber music lover, John founded the Las Vegas Chamber Music Society in 2004.
John is a Polish Music Scholar and also a webmaster for musicians including ClassicallyHip.com, HalWeller.com, WalterMays.com and the Las Vegas Chamber Music Society website (lvcms.org).
When he is not smoking a cigar, watching hockey or women's tennis, drinking bordeaux or aged cognac, John loves to travel or catch a concert.