Since moving to Gothenburg in 2013, British Clarinettist Romola Smith has been in demand as an orchestral and chamber musician across Sweden. Particularly passionate about the bass clarinet, and contemporary and experimental playing, she joined Mimitabu in 2013, originally as a ‘half-clarinet’ player and then a whole one.
Romola studied in London, at King’s College and the Royal Academy of Music, before working for a Masters in Orchestra at the University of Gothenburg, generously supported by the Carl Larsson Scholarship and the Gothenburg Freemasons Scholarship.
She regularly appears as a guest with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Gothenburg Opera and the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra. In the UK, she has appeared at the BBC Proms, the Aldeburgh and Spitalfields Festivals and recorded for BBC Radio 3. Romola has been fortunate enough to work with many of the world’s leading conductors including Sir Colin Davis, Sir Mark Elder, Vasily Petrenko, Edward Gardner, Oliver Knussen, Kirill Karabits and Kent Nagano. In January 2015 Romola was appointed Co-Principal Clarinet in the DalaSinfonietta, Falun.