Anton Rist was appointed principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2016. He previously held principal positions with the Princeton and New Haven Symphony Orchestras. In addition, Mr. Rist has performed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Grant Park Festival Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Louisiana Philharmonic, and the American Ballet Theater.
Mr. Rist has appeared at the Verbier, Pacific, St. Barths, Colorado College, and Aspen Festivals, and has performed as a chamber musician throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
As a teacher, Mr. Rist is on faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp during the summer, and has presented masterclasses around the country. In addition, he is a founding member of the Montserrat Music Festival in the West Indies.
Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Rist studied at The Juilliard School. His primary teachers were Jon Manasse, Larry Guy, and Jo-Ann Sternberg.