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Roman Fukshansky

Continuing Lecturer in Music – Clarinet

*instructor on approved leave of absence for the academic year 2023-2024. For applied clarinet lessons this year, please see Bruce Foster's page and contact for more information*


Roman Fukshansky serves as principal clarinet with the Berkeley Symphony, Symphony Napa Valley, and as acting principal clarinet with the Modesto Symphony. He appears regularly as a guest musician with the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera, as well as with virtually all San Francisco Bay Area orchestras. Roman has performed on several concert tours with the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of MTT, appeared as principal clarinet with the Verbier Chamber Orchestra, and participated in the festivals of Sun Valley in Idaho, Sarasota, Idyllwild, AIMS in Graz, and at the White Night Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. As an educator, Roman is on faculty at San Francisco Conservatory's Pre-College Division, UC Santa Cruz, and at CSU Stanislaus, and maintains a highly esteemed private studio in Mountain View, California.  

An avid chamber musician, Roman is co-founder of the exciting new chamber music consortium Ensemble San Francisco, and performs regularly as a chamber musician and recitalist with many of the Bay Area institutions. Roman received his education from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music. His principal teachers include David Neuman, Luis Baez, Yehuda Gilad, and Mark Nuccio.

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Office Hours: 

I plan to hold virtual auditions on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020, from 10-11:30am. If that time doesn’t work for a student, I will have flexibility later that same day. 


Please have students reach out to me directly via email and we’ll set up a specific time: