Hailed by the New York Times as “outstanding clarinetist” Pascal Archer leads an active career as performer and teacher. Since 2011 he is the Artistic Director and founder of the Exponential Ensemble. He is the principal clarinetist of the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, the NEPA Philharmonic and performs regularly in Broadway show orchestras such as Mary Poppins, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof and more recently My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center. He is also a former member of the New World Symphony.
In recent years Pascal has collaborated with the Jack and St. Lawrence String Quartets, Camerata Pacifica, and toured with Musicians from Marlboro. He has performed at renowned festivals such as Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Monadnock, UBS Verbier, Spoleto USA, and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony.
Mr. Archer is on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division, the Chamber Music Center of New York, and Fordham University. Originally from Québec, Canada, he is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, Université de Montréal, Indiana University, and the Manhattan School of Music.