After being awarded first prize in the Louise D. McMahon International Music Competition, Ms. Hall-Gulati gave her New York debut performing the world premiere of John Carbon's Rhapsody For Clarinet and Orchestra at Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center, with Gerard Schwarz and the New York Chamber Symphony. About the performance, Allan Kozinn of The New York Times wrote, "... a demandingly agile clarinet line, played with both virtuosity and nuance by Doris J. Hall-Gulati, wove its way through a variegated orchestra fabric." Ms. Hall-Gulati made her Carneigie (Weill) Hall debut playing with the Alaria Chamber Ensemble, and her Merkin Hall deubt premiering Thea Musgrave's Ring Out Wild Bells with the Philadelphia Trio. She can be heard on the MMC, Naxos, and New World record labels. About the recent Naxos recording of Hansen's Nymphs and Satyr Ballet Suite, Paul Cook of classicstoday.com was moved to say, "I was particularly taken (by) Doris Hall-Gulati on the clarinet."
An advocate for new music, Ms. Hall-Gulati has performed in music festivals and on multiple series as soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S. as well as China and Russia. She recently returned to China touring six cities as performer and teacher. Because of this trip, she was invited as a Visiting Professor at the Lanzhou Multicultural University. In August 2007, she was in Saranac Lake, New York, performing on the Bela Bartok Cabin Series to help raise money for the restoration of the home in which Bartok spent the last summer of his life. Most recently she performed with Beyond Ourselves, a group of chamber musicians who perform to help raise monies for peace keeping efforts in several parts of the world. Ms. Hall-Gulati finds it very important to raise awareness about the millions of people who are much less fortunate.
Doris Hall-Gulati earned her Bachelor's degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and she received a Masters in Music studying on a graduate fellowship from the University of Michigan. She is a Phi Kappa Lambda. Her principal instructors have been Ignatius Gennusa, Loren Kitt, and Fred Ormand. She was introduced to chamber music by Karen Tuttle whom she greatly admired.
Ms. Hall-Gulati is principal clarinet in the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, as well as bass clarinetist in the Opera Company of Philadelphia.
M. Mus., Performance, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1986
B. Mus., Performance, The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1985
MUS 280 D Clarinet