Cory Tiffin, Clarinet

Cory Tiffin, Clarinet

Cory Tiffin has served as the Principal Clarinet for the Las Vegas Philharmonic since 2011 and has appeared with dozens of other orchestras across the United States. A longtime Chicagoan, Tiffin has performed in recital with the Grammy Award-winning Chicago Chamber Musicians and the Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio, in addition to being a Performing Member of the Chicago Philharmonic. He collaborated with some of Chicago’s leading new music ensembles, such as Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Access Contemporary Music, and the University of Chicago’s New Music Ensemble. He founded and ran the eclectic Anaphora Ensemble for several years and continues to perform on notable concert series and radio programs. Time Out New York called Tiffin a “clarinet maverick,” and Lawrence Johnson of Chicago Classical Review remarked:

“…Tiffin’s understated virtuosity was the fulcrum of the performance – as it was all afternoon…”

Tiffin served on the faculties of DePaul University, Loyola University, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and The Chicago High School for the Arts and was an Affiliate Instructor at The University of Chicago. Tiffin studied at DePaul University with Larry Combs, Julie DeRoche, and Wagner Campos.

Since moving to the Bay Area in 2020, Tiffin has grown in demand, appearing regularly with the symphonies of Oakland, Modesto, Monterey, and elsewhere across the region. He was recently featured with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and was named a finalist for the principal clarinet position with the San Francisco Ballet. He is slated to perform at the Mendocino, Bear Valley, and Music in the Mountains music festivals this summer.