Antony Pay Principal Clarinet

Antony is our Principal Clarinet.

Born in London, Antony gained a place with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, with whom he performed the Mozart clarinet concerto at the age of 16. He then studied at the Royal Academy of Music before reading Mathematics at Cambridge University, graduating in 1966.

Antony has been playing clarinet with the OAE since the beginning – or rather, since they included clarinets in a concert, which was one conducted by Roger Norrington, including Weber’s First Clarinet Concerto.