Featured Artist

Federico Palacios

Federico Palacios

Student of prestigious clarinet masters such as Francisco Martino, Denis Tempo, Armand Angster, Richard Stoltzman and Stanley Drucker, Federico Palacios graduated from Strasbourg Superior Music Academy (Master Degree), from Athens International Conservatory (Bachelor Degree) and from Uruguay Vicente Ascone Conservatory. 

He was part of the Philharmonic Orchestra from Montevideo, the National Radio Orchestra of Uruguay, the Philharmonic Orchestra from Athens and the Philharmonic Orchestra from Northern Vosges. 

He is the soloist clarinetist and founder of Mo Ensemble (France), and was a part and founder of Balanço do Morro Quartet (France), Corda di Vento Trio (Greece), Notiás Quintet (France), José Artigas Youth Orchestra (Uruguay) and Inter Arte (Uruguay). His experience as a soloist lead him to share stage with orchestras from France, Luxembourg, Uruguay, Germany and Greece. He has performed the world premiere of pieces for solo clarinet, clarinet/piano, several chamber music ensembles and plays for solo clarinet and orchestra. 

From all the experiences that made an impact in his musical career, it can be distinguished: 2015, guest soloist for the award ceremony for European cities at the Council of Europe (Strasbourg); 2016, the most important classical music internet network, Hello Stage, chose his recording of the play "Catedral de Cristal", from the composer Leanna Primiani, recorded in 2010 as “Record of the Week”; 2018, excellent clarinetist, soloist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanley Drucker, rated Federico’s first album "Yvi Piahu" as "Great Recording"; he was awarded with the Prize of Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra and twice with the Juvenalis Award (Uruguay). Recently, in 2019, he was honored with the Fausto Award (Uruguay). It is worth mentioning that 13 composers have dedicated different plays, from which can be distinguished: three concerts for clarinet and orchestra, and ten plays for chamber music. 

In 2019, Federico was invited by the French Ministry of Education to join the examining jury for the National Competition for stable positions of clarinet teachers. Also, he is regularly invited by several music courses for clarinet master classes in France and Greece. He has been a clarinet teacher at the Freyming-Merlebach Conservatory and in different musical educational institutions in France (Alsace-Lorraine) and in Greece. Federico has been invited, recently, by the new Stradivarius Editions (France), to record the pieces for clarinet. 

Currently he is the Clarinet Artist Manager for the Yamaha Music company in Europe and continues to work on his activities as a soloist.