Samuel Rothstein was appointed as the bass clarinetist of the Richmond Symphony in the Fall of 2013. He received his bachelor’s degree in music performance from Northwestern University in March of 2012, studying clarinet and bass clarinet with J. Lawrie Bloom and clarinet with Steve Cohen. Originally hailing from Chicago, he has been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago since 2012 and is a frequent substitute with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he toured and played clarinet with the national touring company of Les Miserables for ten months in 2010-2011. Summer festival appearances include the Spoleto Festival USA and two summers as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.