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International Music Festivals and Orchestral Programs 2018





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Gennady Rozhdestvensky, An Influential Russian Conductor - In Memoriam


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Festival Introduction with Directors Frank Cohen and Diana Cohen - Chamber Performance of the Beetoven Archduke Trio at Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music







Senior VIP and Co - Director of Chamberfest Frank Cohen performs Artie Shaw Concerto Concerto with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra




VIP's Franklin and Diana Cohen, Directors  - Cleveland, Ohio - 14 - 30 June 2018






Lift Clarinet Academy - Wesley Ferriera, Director - 11 - 15 June 2018 - Junior Academy 18 -22 June 2018

Colorado State University at Fort Collins




Andea Caputo, Yasuko Fuchs and Wenzel Fuchs




Andrea Caputo, 1st Prize winner in the International Competition "Premio Crescendo" in Florence (Firenze), Italy, and Student with VIP Wenzel Fuchs at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, plays Solo Clarinet with Andreas Wittmann, conducting "Das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin" at the Berlin Philharmonie - 9 June 2018




VIP Stephanie Zelnick Master Class - Cornwall, Ontario, Canada - 3 June 2018



Congratulations to all winners and participating for a fantastic contest!

1. Price: Lyuta Kobayashi

2. Price: Elisa Weber

3. Price: Miriam Alder

3. Price: Armin-Thomas Khihel (not in photo)

Photo: winners with jurors (. Johannes Gmeinder, Lyuta Kobayashi, Elisa Weber, Michael Schmidt, Miriam Alder, Gaspare Buono, Travis Meisner)





Wetzlar Klarinetten Competition - Wetzlar, Germany - 1 - 3 June 2018




Congratulations to the 2018 Henri Selmer Summer Academy competition winners:

Taewoo Kim- first prize
Eddie Sundra- second prize
Elias Rodriguez- third prize




Faculty VIP's Alessandro Carbonare and Director Guy Yehuda in Recital




Michael Lowenstern and Tasha Warren in Recital



Selmer Summer Clarinet Academy at Michigan State University - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director - East Lansing, Michigan - 29 May - 3 June 2018




KARL AMADEUS HARTMANN (1905-1963) Kammerkonzert fŁr Klarinette, Streichquartett und Streichorchester Introduktion, Tanz-Variationen, Fantasie


VIP and acclaimed  Soloist Anneliene Van Wauwe performs Hartman's Kammerkonzert, Clarinet, String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra.  Fantastic piece! Huge thanks to Schumann Quartet, Hartmut Haenchen and Salzburg Camerata - 26 May 2018 - Wuerzburg, Germany -  You can watch our concert here:  https://www.br-klassik.de/concert/ausstrahlung-1382386.html




Concertante Symphony No 6 by M. KabelŠč performed with Soloist Karel Dohnal at The Prague Spring Festival with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (Czech Republic) and conductor Marko Ivanović.- 19 May 2018




VIP Wenzel Fuchs (Solo Klarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker) Master Class and concert at the Conservatorio Nikolini in Piacenza, Italy - 18 - 19 May 2018




Clarinet Summit Concert with Senior VIP Richard Nunemaker and Salvatore Andolina - Buffalo, New York - 17 May 2018




Sunny Kang Performs Major Recital at 'The Cell' in unique Program - New York City - 16 May 2018




VIP Chad Burrow (Professor at the University of Michigan) 2nd Master Class - Shenzehn, China - 16 May 2018




VIP Chad Burrow (Professor at the University of Michigan) Master Class - Soochow, China - 13 May 2018



Paquito DíRivera received an Honorary Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music. The presentation was made during the schoolís Commencement Ceremony by MSM President James Gandre and Interim Provost Joan Gordon - 11 May 2018




Major Chamber concert with Clarinetist Ruzaliia Kasimova and Friends - State Institute for Art Sciences - Moscow, Russia - 11 May 2018



VIP Annalien Van Wauwe performs Copland Clarinet Concerto with the Antwerp Symphony (Belgium) - 5 May 2018




 New York Woodwind Quintet 'Celebrating Winds' Concert with the WA Concert Series at the Tenri Cultural Center - VIP Charles Neidich, Director - New York City - 4 May 2018




VIP Wenzel Fuchs Soloist (Mozart Clarinet Concerto) with the Mozarteum Orchestra from Salzburg, Austria (where he is Professor) in Kanazawa, Japan - 4 May 2018




VIP Gregory Raden (Solo Clarinetist in Dallas Symphony) Master Class at RDG Woodwinds - Los Angeles, California - 2 May 2018



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2018 Headline Galleries


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