B i o g r a p h y
Ryan Pereira is a clarinetist, bass clarinetist, technician, and educator. He actively performs, teaches, and runs a clarinet repair and manufacturing shop in the Philadelphia, PA area. Ryan is Principal Clarinetist with the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra and is Bass Clarinetist with the Civitasolis Reed Quintet. He has also played with numerous groups throughout the Northeast including the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Commonwealth Lyric Opera, and the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and he has been a featured performer with groups such as The Roxborough Orchestra and Brookline Symphony Orchestra. An advocate of new music as well as traditional, Ryan has worked alongside composers for various new works, taking part in many world premieres during his career. Ryan has earned his M.M. degree in Clarinet Performance from The Boston Conservatory and his B.M. degree in Clarinet Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College Whalen School of Music.
He is the founder of Pereira 3D Clarinet Services, a company that manufactures clarinet and saxophone equipment from 3D printing technology, offers artisan repair services, and offers hand-selected new clarinets along with refurbished used clarinets. Ryan has done masterclasses and workshops with many University clarinet studios, including the University of Delaware, the University of South Carolina, Coastal Carolina University, Lee University, Ithaca College, Five Towns College, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and Kutztown University.
Ryan's accolades include winning the 2019 GLORY International Solo Competition, winning the 2018 Brookline Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and winning the 2015 Ithaca College Whalen School of Music Concerto Competition. He also placed 2nd in the 2015 ENKOR International Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Solo Competition based in Germany. Following the 2018 Brookline Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, Ryan was the featured soloist in a performance of Oscar Navarro's "II Concerto" for Clarinet and Symphony Orchestra.
Ryan Pereira is a Selmer Paris Artist and performs on Henri Selmer Paris Signature clarinets and a Henri Selmer Paris Privilege Low C Bass Clarinet.
In 2014, Ryan founded Pereira 3D Clarinet Services, a Philadelphia-based shop that produces custom clarinets, barrels, bells, mouthpieces, and ligatures from 3D printing technology. These products maximize the potential of this technology and optimize the player's sound concept with innovative designs and high-quality materials such as 3D printed wood (which will never crack, warp, or change in dimensions over time). As of 2019, Pereira 3D offers hand-selected new clarinets, refurbished used clarinets, and artisan-level repairs, overhauls, and restorations. In 2022, Pereira 3D introduced the world's first production 3D printed clarinet, engineered from 3D Wood material. Each instrument is completely hand-finished and it remains the most affordable wood clarinet on the market that's set up by hand. More information can be found through the link below.