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Bass clarinetist William Hayter is as much at home in the avant-garde as he is in more traditional 20th- and 21st-century idioms of music. His premiere performances throughout Europe and North America--including the world premiere of Jo Sporck’s Ketting II, the European premiere of John Rimmer’s Au, and the Netherlands premiere of Karel Reiner’s Concerto for Bass Clarinet & Orchestra--have established Mr Hayter as a serious proponent of his instrument and its ever-expanding repertory.

His free improvisation concerts, notably as a member of nu duo with Julien Moussiegt, have captured the imagination of audiences with a unique, virtuosic style.

Based in Texas and the Netherlands, Mr Hayter maintains a schedule of performances in a wide variety of traditional and non-conventional performance spaces.

He holds degrees from Codarts, Rotterdam Conservatoire; Texas Christian University; and the University of Houston. His teachers include Henri Bok, Gary Whitman, and Jeffrey Lerner.

Mr Hayter is available for performances and masterclasses worldwide. For more information or bookings, please use the contact page.