Clarinetist John R. Schertle has performed in orchestras and chamber music ensembles across the United States, Germany and Japan. He is currently Assistant Principal Clarinet of the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Born in Southern California, John began his studies at the R.D.Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. He went on to gain degrees from the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music, where he was awarded the distinction of the Performer’s Certificate.
In 1996, John appeared as bass clarinet soloist in the Martino Triple Concerto in New York City’s Alice Tully Hall, performing with the New Juilliard Ensemble. Schertle is a recipient of the Tilden Prize, awarded by the National Arts Club of America.
John has been Principal Clarinet with the New World Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, the Eastman Philharmonia and the Heidelberg Castle Festival Opera Orchestra, and in addition to Cabrillo Festival he has also played with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, the Aspen Festival Orchestra and the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra.