Classical III – Scheherazade and Other Remarkable Women
Angelique Poteat

Seattle-based clarinetist Angelique Poteat is the principal clarinetist with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as a soloist with them on several occasions, performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and the Martin Concerto for Seven Winds.  She regularly performs with many other groups in the Pacific Northwest, including the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Modern Orchestra, Saratoga Orchestra, Federal Way Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, and Emerald City Music.  She has also participated in the Sunriver Music Festival, McCall Music Festival, Siletz Bay Music Festival and Icicle Creek Music Festival.  During the pandemic, she has enjoyed frequent chamber music engagements with violinist Eduardo Rios, cellist Efe Baltacıgil, and pianist Nozomi Khudyev.  

As a composer, Poteat’s music was praised by The New York Times as “engaging, restless.” She has been commissioned by ensembles including the Seattle Symphony, Emerald City Music, arx duo, and CernaBella, and won the 2015 American Prize for orchestral composition. She is currently the Director of the Seattle Symphony’s Young Composers Workshop.  Poteat earned degrees at Rice University and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. When not performing or composing, she can be found cycling, hiking in the mountains, and enjoying the wealth of other outdoor opportunities that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. [Photo by Larey McDaniel]