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Eduard Bruenner - Renowned Soloist, Recording Artist, Solo Klarinettist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich, Germany, and Professor at the Hochschule fur Musik in Saarbruecken - In Memoriam - 27 April 2017



Major German Klarinette Pedagogue Urs Brugger - In Memoriam - 20 April 2017




Istanbul (Turkey) State Opera and Ballet Orchestra Spring Concert
W. A. MOZART Clarinet Concerto - VIP Ecesu Sertesen Clarinetist - Zdravko Lazarov Conductor 

29 April 2017






Master Class at California State University at Northridge with VIP Jonathan Gunn - (Former Solo Clarinetist in the Cincinnati Symphony and now Professor at the State University of Texas at Austin) - VIP Julia Heinen, Host - 26 April 2017



Ghent Competition Prize winners with Artist Jury



Vitor Fernandes 1st Prize

Aron Chiesa 2nd Prize

Kevin Spagnolo 3rd Prize

Alexey Vovchenko 4th Prize

Andrea Fallico 5th Prize

Zilvinas Brazauskas 6th Prize



4th International Clarinet Competition Ghent, with World Class Jury of Artists - VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Director - Ghent, Belgium - 10 - 22 April 2017 - Winners:


Vitor Fernandes 1st Prize

Aron Chiesa 2nd Prize

Kevin Spagnolo 3rd Prize

Alexey Vovchenko 4th Prize

Andrea Fallico 5th Prize

Zilvinas Brazauskas 6th Prize




Director Christopher Nichols and Michele Gingras




Master Class with Dr Michele Gingras and Performance with the West Point Band Clarinet Quartet


University of Delaware Clarinet Day - Dr Christopher Nichols, Director - Newcastle, Delaware - 22 April 2017





VIMM Virovitica International Music Meeting - Virovitica, Croatia - Radovan Cavallin Žerjal, Director - 18 - 21 April 2017






VIP Annaliene Van Wauwe performs Mozart Klarinette Konzert K622 on Bassett A Clarinet with the Georgische Kammerorchester in Augsburg, Germany - 15 April 2017





William O Smith, legendary New Music Composer and Clarinetist with Students and in session




VIP Eric Mandat in session with Bass Clarinetists


 Arizona State University (Tempe) New Music Festival - April 2017 - VIP Robert Spring, Director


with Patrick Englert, Jeremy Ruth, Jack Liang, Eric P. Mandat, William O. Smith, the ASU clarinet studio. We celebrated new music as it should be done. VERY high quality performances, made with expert musicianship, students having the chance to rub elbows with legends in the clarinet world, and of course performances by Bill Smith and Eric P. Mandat




Eddy Vanoosthuyse had the honor to welcome Wilfried Westerlinck, composer of the obligated piece of the semifinal, at our competition



Distinguished Clarinet Jury



4th International Clarinet Competition Ghent, with World Class Jury of Artists - VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Director - Ghent, Belgium - 10 - 22 April 2017




Berliner Philharmoniker with Conductor designate Kirill Petrenko who will succeed Sir Simon Rattle




Easter Festival Live Lounge with Berlin Philharmonic players with VIP Sarah Willis,  Daishin Kashimoto, Wenzel Fuchs, Philipp Bohnen and special guest Kristine Opolais  


Berliner Philharmoniker Easter Festival in Baden Baden, Germany - 7 - 17 April 2017


Check above link for Programs throughout this 10 day period




Soprano Coraine Tate, Pianist Todd Wilson, Franklin Cohen, and composer David Conte




Senior VIP Franklin Cohen Recital at Trinity Cathedral Noon Concert Series with Performance of World Premiere of the David Conte Clarinet Sonata written for Franklin Cohen - Cleveland, Ohio - 5 April 2017



Director Robert DiLutis conducting Clarinet Choir Reading Session







University of Maryland Clarinet Symposium - VIP Robert DiLutis, Director with Senior VIP Steve Cohen (Professor at Northwestern University and Former Solo Clarinetist in the Louisiana Philharmonic - College Park, Maryland - 2 April 2017





Stanley Drucker with Elizandro Garcia-Montoya and Jay Hassler.




A new Stanley Drucker Heritage Collection of Five CD's covering over 46 years of Live Performances of Chamber Music and Recitals to be issued very soon and a must have for all Clarinetists



Senior VIP Stanley Drucker, Legend Solo Clarinetist Emeritus in the New York Philharmonic -  Open rehearsal at Buffet New York Showroom - 31 March 2017





10th Troy University Clarinet Day - VIP Timothy Phillips, Director - Troy, Alabama - 25 March 2017





VIP Stefan Harg in Performance and Seminars with Participants


Klarinettfrossa Dalarna - Sweden with VIP Stefan Harg - 25 March 2017




Mitchell Lurie Memorial Master Class at the Manhattan School of Music with VIP Kathleen Jones - Solo Clarinetist in the San Juan Philharmonic in Puerto Rico and Professor at the Conservatory) - VIP Larry Guy, Director - 25 March 2017




Iowa Clarinet Faculty and Dr Wesley Ferrera and VIP Jorge Montilla and Dr Gregory Oakes and Wolfgang Loeff


Iowa Clarinet Day - Simpson College - Indianola, Iowa -  25 March 2017




The Language of Affect Concert with VIP's Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima at Tenri Center - New York City - 24 March 2017




Florent Heau - Renowned Soloist and Professor at the Paris Conservatory in Recital and Master Class at the Buffet-Crampon New York Showroom - 23 March 2017




VIP Annaliene Van Wauwe, Principal Clarinetist in the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Professor at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium, and BBC Evolving Artists, Performs at Wigmore Hall - London, United Kingdom - 20 March 2017



Composers Jacob Bancks, Jonathan Leshnoff, Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, and Ricardo Morales and the Clarinet Section with Ricardo Morales


VIP Ricardo Morales Soloist with the 'Presidents Own' The United States Marine Band performing Jonathan Leshnoff's Clarinet Concerto - Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria, Virginia - 19 March 2017




Senior VIP Franklin Cohen performs Oscar Navarro's 2nd Clarinet Concerto with the Charlotte, Florida Symphony - 19 March 2017




Peking / Beijing Recital / Master Classes at the Beijing Central Conservatory with VIP Philippe Cuper - Solo Clarinetist in the Paris Opera, Professor at the Versailles Conservatory, France -  14,15,16 March 2017



VIP Sabine Grofmeier, Soloist performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Neue Philharmonie Hamburg, Germany - 12 March 2017




Alexander Fitelstein with the St Paul Orchestra Clarinet Section


Alexander Fiterstein, Renowned Soloist and newly appointed Professor at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland, Soloist performing Argento's Capriccio for Clarinet and Orchestra "Rossini in Paris" with the Saint Paul (Minnesota) Civic Symphony - 12 March 2017




Senior VIP Franklin Cohen performs Oscar Navarro's 2nd Clarinet Concerto with the Paducah, Kentucky Symphony - 11 March 2017




Backun International Clarinet Competition - Vanderbilt University - Nashville, Tennessee -  9 - 11 March 2017



Julian Herve, Soloist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic in Performance of Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622  - 9 March 2017




Southern Mississippi University (Hattiesburg) Clarinet Day - 4 March 2017




Clarinets on Stage Festival - VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Director - Ypres, Belgium - 1 - 4 March 2017




Senior VIP David Shifrin, Renowned Soloist and former Director of Chamber Music Northwest, and Professor at Yale University, Soloist performing Weber's Clarinet Concertino and Rossini's Introduction, Theme & Variations with the Vancouver (Washington) Symphony - 26 February 2017




VIP Stephanie Zelnick Soloist performing Gerald Finzi Five Bagatelles for Clarinet with the Longmont Symphony - Longmont, Colorado - 25 February 2017




International Forum for Music Pedagogy with VIP Eddy Vanoosthuyse - Funchal, Portugal - 23 February - 2 March 2017



  The latest 2 months events of interest are posted above to Headline

 them. All previous events are posted in the Headline Galleries so everyone can see and be informed. Click below to check these important archives with photo galleries that have appeared on this page.


2017 Headline Galleries


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