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Ben Armato - Legendary Emeritus Clarinetist and Bass Clarinetist in the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and Author of the 'Opera Clarinetist' - Inventor of the Reed Wizard and Perfecta Reed devices for measuring and reproducing reeds- In Memoriam - 24 February 2015




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Bernard Haitink et Solo Clarinetist Patrick Messina interprètent Mozart Clarinet Concerto K 622 et Bruckner avec l’Orchestre National de France in Paris - 23 February 2015




Hulsey Center at UAB and Master Class with Dr Deborah Bish with Student



Seminar on Body Mapping by Jessica McDanger Lindsey and Junior Clarinet Choir rehearsal with Siles Shavers




Mass Clarinet Choir rehearsals with Performing Organization Chairman Mitchell Estrin




Ben Lulich, Solo Clarinetist in the Seattle Symphony key Recitalist and Master Class teacher - brought in to engage after VIP Jessica Phillips-Rieske had to cancel due to extreme winter conditions in New York


International Clarinet Association - ICA South-Eastern Festival - Dr Denise Gainey, Director - Hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and In Association with the UAB Clarinet Symposium - 21 - 22 february 2015








Mozart Clarinet Concerto rehearsal and group of Orchestra members and VIP Ecesu Sertesen after the rehearsal


VIP Wenzel Fuchs (Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker) Soloist in Performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto K622 with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra - Bonoit Fromange, Conductor - 20 February 2015






Jerome Compte, Acclaimed Solo Clarinetist and member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris - Visit with the Vandoren Artist Studio and the Buffet-Crampon New York Showroom with new CD Recording Release - 18 February 2015





Major Master Class at the Shepard School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas with Senior VIP Donald Montanaro (Associate Solo Clarinetist/Eb in the Phiadaelphia Orchestra and Professor Emeritus at the Curtis Institute), hosted by VIP and former Student Richie Hawley (Professor at Rice and former Solo Clarinetist in the Cincinnati Symphony) - 14 February 2015






Special Tribute Concert in loving memory of Alfred Prinz performed by Colleagues at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington. Performers include VIP's Eli Eban, Howard Klug, James Campbell, Todd Waldecker, and Maria Prinz - 14 February 2015




Berliner Philharmoniker Octet Performs at the Queen Elizabeth Hall - VIP's Wenzel Fuchs and Stefan Dohr performing -  London, United Kingdom - 13 February 2015


Program included


Carl Nielsen: Serenata in vano for clarinet, horn, bassoon, cello & double bass
Franz Berwald: Septet in B flat

Franz Schubert: Octet Op 166


 Musicians from the world-famous Berliner Philharmoniker perform in an intimate chamber setting.

The concert opens with two rare treats - Carl Nielsen's Serenata In Vano, a mellow work full of warm melodies, followed with Franz Berwald's Septet. Written in 1828, it combines elements of Mozart's tunefulness with a more dramatic tone befitting of its period.


The second half is filled with Schubert's grand Octet. The largest chamber work by the composer - in scope and length - it draws on Schubert's innate ability as a songwriter, using his own lieder 'Der Wanderer' and his Singspiel Die Freunde von Salamanka for melodic inspiration.

'Their famously luxuriant, powerful sound comes from the combination of blend and individual virtuosity.' (Neil Fisher in The Times)

'this is an orchestra of soloists, in both musical excellence and attitude: self-governing, self-selecting... they describe themselves as an "Orchestral Federation"






VIP Maria Tien-du Toit Soloist with the Cape Town (South Africa) Philharmonic Orchestra, Martin Panteleev, conductor, in Performance of Jean Francaix Clarinet Concerto at the Cape Town (South Africa) City Hall - 12 February 2015 (on 1 February she performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the same Orchestra where she is Principal Clarinetist)






    • Works for violin, clarinet, timpani and piano by B. Bartók , D. Wilson, M. Porat, W.A. Mozart and D. Milhaud
  • 8 February 2015 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada






Texas A & M University- Kingsville Clarinet Day - Kellie Lignitz-Hahn, Director - Guest Artist Faculty Vanguel Tangarov - 8 February 2015





VIP Wenzel Fuchs (Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker) with Co-Soloist Rengim Gakmen performs Krommer Double Clarinet Concerto Op 35 and Dvorak Serenade Op 44 with the Cumhurbaskanligi Senfoni Orkestras in Ankara, Turkey - 5 - 6 February 2015






VIP J Lawrie Bloom, Bass Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony -  Master Class at the Buffet-Crampon New York Showroom - 4 February 2015







Penn State University Master Class with John Weigand - Professor at West Virginia University at Morgantown - State College, Pennsylvania  -  3 February 2015 - Dr Tony Costa, Host







VIP Maria du Toit Soloist with the Cape Town (South Africa) Philharmonic Orchestra, Martin Panteleev, conductor at the Kirstenbosch Botanical garden in Cape Town in Performance of Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 - 1 February 2015




Mary Kay Robinson , Flutist, and Scott Christian, Marimba, and Jinfoo Cho, Violinist in performance of new works


ChamberFest Cleveland Performance at the Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with Senior VIP Franklin Cohen - Solo Clarinetist in The Cleveland Orchestra - 30 January 2015




Klarinett Frossa Festival with Acclaimed Soloists - Stockholm, Sweden - 23 - 25 January 2015




VIP J Lawrie Bloom, Clarinetist and Bass Clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony, gives Master Class and Recital at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville - 12 January 2015




Left to Right: Richard Nunemaker, Marion Russell Dickson, Reynaldo Ochoa, and right group: Reynaldo Ochoa, David Schaider, Stephen Incavo, Joseph Holik, Genn Dobias,
Top Left to Right: Scott Holshouser, Aaron Hervey, Marion Russell Dickson, Richard Nunemaker, Michael Brown, Jacqueline Garza, Nancy Angerstein, Mae Gremillion, Kristen Scott.


Effortless Clarinet/Saxophone Studio 11th Recital,  January 11, 2015 University of St. Thomas, Houston, Cullen Hall - Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker, Director, Featuring the world premiere of Reynaldo Ochoa's Isaiah 25: 6-9 for Ensemble and Soprano featuring Marion Russell Dickson, soprano, Isaiah 25:6-9, commissioned by this Studio

Also, the music of Prokofiev, Copland, Tartini, Krommer, Piazzola, Cohen and Nielsen.



VIP and newly appointed Solo Clarinetist in the New York Philharmonic  Anthony McGill performs Nielsen Clarinet Concerto - 8 - 13 January 2015




Venancio Rius, Clarinet Soloist performing Jean Francaix Clarinet Concerto with the Joven Orchestra Sinfonia de Castello -   Valencia, Spain - 3, 6, 7 January 2015



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