About Shirley Brill

Shirley Brill's career was launched with a performance as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. She has since performed with various international orchestras, such as the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester at the Berliner Philharmonie, the Hamburger Symphoniker conducted by Jeffrey Tate, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater of Prague at the Kölner Philharmonie, the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Recently she has performed as a soloist with the Münchner Symphoniker at the Philharmonie im Gasteig.

Ms. Brill is the winner of the Geneva International Competition in Switzerland (2007), the Markneukirchen International Competition in Germany (2006) as well as a special prize recipient at the International ARD Competition in Munich.

Shirley Brill has performed at international music festivals such as the BBC Proms in England, the Radio France Festival in Montpellier, the Schubertiade in Austria, the Davos Festival in Switzerland and the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival in Israel. In Germany, she gave performances at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Rheingau Festival, the Heidelberger Frühling and, most recently, at the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival.

Ms. Brill has collaborated with such artists as Daniel Barenboim, Sabine Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud, Janine Jansen, Tabea Zimmermann, the Jerusalem String Quartet, the Fauré Piano Quartet and Trio di Clarone. She regularly performs with pianist Jonathan Aner as a member of the Brillaner Duo, playing in such prestigious halls as the Carnegie Hall in New York, Tonhalle Zürich, Oriental Art Center in Shanghai and the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn.

After studying in Israel with Mr. Yitzhak Katzap, Ms. Brill continued her studies at the Musikhochschule Lübeck in Germany with Prof. Sabine Meyer and at the New England Conservatory in Boston, USA with Mr. Richard Stoltzman.

Shirley Brill was a guest professor at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin, a faculty member at the Barenboim-Said Akademie and Professor of Clarinet at the Hochschule für Musik Saar in Saarbrücken, Germany. Since October 2021 Ms. Brill has been appointed Professor of Clarinet at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg in Germany.

Shirley Brill


Berlin, Germany
Grant Recipient