Ron Selka is Principal Clarinetist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he’s held since 2001. As a soloist, he has performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta, as well as with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Opera Orchestra and the IDF Chamber Orchestra.
His numerous recital and chamber music performances include those in Europe, the US, South Korea and Israel in collaboration with artists such as Gil Shaham, Maxim Vengerov, Julian Rachlin, Mischa Maisky, Mira Zakai, Aviram Reichert and the Carmel Quartet. Ron’s festival appearances include the Israel Festival, Kfar Blum, and the Pro Festival (Germany).
He has recorded for Radio and Television stations in Israel, Europe and the US, and his performance of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto is frequently broadcast on the MEZZO channel. His recording of the Brahms Sonatas with pianist Aviram Reichert won critical aclaim in Europe and the US. He has given master-classes at Indiana University, Bloomington, Peabody Institute, Seoul National University, Buenos Aires and others. Between the years 1994-2001, he was a member of the Israel Opera Orchestra and since 2014 he has been Guest Principal Clarinetist of the Korean Broadcasting Orchestra.
Born in Israel, Ron studied with Mr. Eli Heifetz. He earned his B.Mus. and M.Mus. at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he studied with Eli Eban and James Campbell, and won the Woodwind Concerto Competition. He is a prizewinner of both the Coleman and Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions in the USA.
Ron Selka is a Buffet Crampon artist and plays R13 Prestige and Festival Clarinets.