Exploring the world's cultures through music.

About Us

The Driftwood Duo is a clarinet duo that explores cultures around the world through musical performance. Meredith Gersten (@Clarinet.HQ) and Mike Gersten (@GerstenforAmerica) have brought their unique approach to repertoire and performance to audiences throughout the United States and Europe. In addition to writing and arranging their own works, the duo has a mission to perform and commission music from diverse and underrepresented composers.


Meredith Gersten

A passionate clarinetist, educator, and operator of the social media platform ClarinetHQ.

Visit Meredith's website

Mike Gersten

A strong advocate for klezmer music and music by living composers. Dr. Gersten serves as Associate Professor of Woodwinds at South Texas College in McAllen, TX.

Visit Mike's website