Clarinettist Fraser Langton is active as a soloist and chamber musician, having recently given recitals at St John’s Smith Square and the Wigmore Hall in London. He has worked regularly with the pianist James Willshire since 2012 and often performs as part of numerous festivals in the UK and abroad including the BBC Proms, St Magnus, Harrogate and Edinburgh International festivals and the Banff Summer Arts Festival in Canada. In 2015 Fraser was appointed as Principal E-flat and Sub-Principal Clarinet with the BBC Philharmonic and has since taken part in many recordings and international tours with the orchestra. He has played as guest principal with several of the country’s leading orchestras including the CBSO, RSNO and the John Wilson Orchestra. Fraser studied clarinet under the tutelage of John Cushing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he won most of the college prizes. He has since won an impressive list of other awards including the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship and the Prince’s Prize and Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Fraser is increasingly interested in commissioning living composers to write for the clarinet and by doing so expanding the repertoire for the instrument. Notably he has championed the clarinet music of Scottish composer Rory Boyle who is a long-term collaborator. His debut Delphian recording, Rory Boyle: music for clarinet, is released in March 2017.