Following its highly acclaimed 2004 debut in Boston, the Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo began extensive tours featuring appearances on chamber music’s most prestigious stages, including Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and Washington DC’s National Gallery of Art. The Duo’s first harmonia mundi recording of Brahms’ Clarinet Sonatas was selected by the New York Times as among its top classical releases for 2008. Subsequent recordings include premières of John Novacek’s Four Rags for Two Jons, Paquito D’Rivera’s The Cape Cod Files, and chamber music of Weber, Beethoven and Brahms. In 2011, the Duo recorded both Brahms’ Clarinet and Piano Quintets, issued in 2012 as the Tokyo Quartet’s final CD. Jon Manasse has served as principal clarinetist of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. He is currently on the faculty at the Juilliard School, Mannes Conservatory, the Eastman School and Lynn University. Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, is an adjunct faculty member of the San Francisco Conservatory. Together, the Duo serves as Artistic Directors of the internationally renowned Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival.