Robert DiLutis

Robert DiLutis

Robert DiLutis has performed as Second and E-flat clarinetist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 1996. Prior to his position in New York, he performed as Assistant Principal and Eb clarinetist with the San Antonio Symphony. He is best known however as the inventor of the Reed Machine, a professional line of reed making products for the clarinet and saxophone.

Making his Carnegie Hall debut in 1989, Mr. DiLutis has performed as featured soloist with the Seattle Wind Symphony, the River City Consort, the Rochester Philharmonic and the Peabody Sinfonietta.

He has served on the faculties of the Baltimore School for the Arts, Incarnate Word University and St. Mary's University in Texas, and Nazareth College in New York. In 1993, he co-founded the Greater San Antonio Music Institute for music students between the ages of 5 and 20, and is still very active in the development of young musicians. His many clinics and master classes for Buffet International have included appearances at Ithaca College, SUNY Potsdam, NYSSMA, ICA, New England Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music.

He received a Bachelor degree in music performance from the Juilliard School where he studied with David Weber. Previous to his studies in New York, he studied with William Blayney at the Peabody Conservatory in Maryland.

Mr. DiLutis plays Buffet clarinets exclusively. His instruments include an R-13 Vintage Bb, an R-13 A, an RC Eb, a Prestige C, and a Prestige low C bass clarinet. He also plays a Keilwerth alto saxophone.

Discussion Panels with Robert DiLutis:

Entrepreneurs in Music — and Don't Forget about Mozart!
3/24/08 - 4/4/08