William R. Hudgins (clarinet) joined the BSO in 1992 and was appointed principal clarinet in 1994. He is a member of the BSO Chamber Players. Hudgins has appeared as soloist with the BSO on numerous occasions, performing clarinet concertos by Mozart, Krommer, Weber, Copland, and Bruch. Other solo appearances with the orchestra include Frank Martin’s Concerto for Seven Winds, Timpani, Percussion, and String Orchestra; and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn. Hudgins has also appeared with the Saito Kinen Orchestra and Mito Chamber Orchestra in Japan; Rockport Chamber Music Festival; and recitals and master classes around the United States.Before joining the BSO Hudgins served as principal clarinetist and soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal in Caracas, and the Charleston Symphony. He was a member of both the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Charleston and has performed at Il Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. Hudgins was a Fellow of Tanglewood Music Center and received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University, studying with former BSO principal clarinetist Harold Wright.