Larry Combs was Principal Clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
from 1978 to 2008 and has been on the DePaul School of Music Faculty
since 1981. He is a founding member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians and
served as Artistic Co-Director of that organization from 1987 to 1995.
He has recorded virtually the entire orchestral repertoire with the
Chicago Symphony under such conductors as Solti, Barenboim, Levine,
Abbado, Tilson Thomas, Boulez and others. Recent solo and chamber
recordings include releases on the Cedille, Summit, and Erato labels. He
was awarded the Grammy in 1994 by the National Academy of Recording
Arts and Sciences for his participation in a recording of chamber music
of Beethoven and Mozart with Daniel Barenboim and members of the Berlin
Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony. Combs has appeared as soloist
numerous times with the Chicago Symphony and with orchestras
nation-wide, and performs as a member of the World Orchestra for Peace.