Welsh-born clarinettist and saxophonist Idris Harries now lives in Queensland, Australia. Before emigrating he worked as Head of Woodwind at Radley College, and for two years was Head of Woodwind for the Royal Guard of Oman. He also taught at Marlborough College. Idris was the first Principal Clarinet of Music Theatre Wales. He has played for Le Ballet du Louvre (a ballet company led by Rudolf Nureyev) and given first performances of various works written for him by Mervyn Burtch (Clarinet Concerto, 1995), Christian Alexander (Stella Celi for Guitar and Clarinet, also Three Pictures, 1998) and Nicholas Redfern (I laugh, I cry).