Pamela Coats

With her versatile performances, the clarinettist, Pamela Coats, has made a name for herself in Europe as well as in the United States, where she has received wonderful reviews: “Pamela Coats has a spectacular, passionate dexterity”- Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung,”(In the Mozart Clarinet Quintet) Coats fascinates with soft cantilena, especially the second movement radiates an immense calmness” - Bonner General Anzeiger, “Pamela is very special with a infectiously joyful personality” Greensboro, USA, “ “Her cheerful spirit and entertainer qualities delighted the public”- Gürzenich Orchester (Cologne State Orchestra) “Ohrenauf” Program“, an impressive personality and a brilliant clarinettist”- Orchesterverein Zürich. Ms. Coats has been a prize-winner in competitions in Germany, Italy, and the USA.

Ms. Coats has participated in numerous performances in such renowned halls as the Carnegie Hall, the Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg), the Gasteig (Munich), Beethovenhaus and Beethovenhalle (Bonn), Berlin Philharmonie and the Chicago Cultural Center. As a active chamber musician, she has had the pleasure to collaborate with exceptional musicians and ensembles as the Canea Quartett (Hamburg), Octans Ensemble (Düsseldorf), and the International Chamber Artists of Chicago.

Since 2011, Pamela Coats has been a founding member as well as the artistic director of the chamber ensemble, Sinfonietta VivazzA.

Her orchestral experience includes ballet, opera and symphony programs as well as radio productions with the WDR Music Festival, German National Radio (Deutschlandfunk), National Public Radio (Chicago/New York/North Carolina), BundesJugendBallett- Staatsoper Hamburg, Rome Festival Orchestra, Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Gateways Music Festival in Rochester, New York.

For her solo projects (clarinet and multimedia), Pamela Coats received scholarships from the Deutsche Musikrat, and the Deutsche Orchester Stiftung. In 2021, Ms. Coats was awarded a scholarship through the PAV_STIP Program with the visual artist, Ele Runge, from the association Kulturwerk SH to develop their art film, Stimmungen eines Fauns- which is based on the composition of Ilse Fromm-Michaels. This Art-Film was selected to be presented in the art exhibit, HIER &Hier at the Cultural Center, Die Drostei in 2022.

Pamela Coats is a member of GEDOK- The Federation of Women Artists and Patrons of the Arts, DOV- The German Orchestra Association, DTKV- The German Musicians Union, as well as a political representative of IFM Köln- The Initiative of the Freelance Scene of Cologne and a member of the Mentoring Program „Women in leadership in the Arts and Media“ of the Deutsche Kulturrat e.V. - The German Cultural Council.

Pamela Coats
Pamela Coats
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