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Director Rie Suzuki and Ayoka Oshima and Coaching of a Student


Rowan University Clarinet Day with VIP's Ayoka Oshima, and the New York Licorice Ensemble - Rie Suzuki, Director - 21 March 2015






VIP Larry Guy - Acclaimed New York Clarinetist and Faculty at Vassar College and Juilliard School - Master Class Day at Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania - Tony Costa, Host - 19 March 2015



Edward Cabarga,   Bass Clarinetist in the Washington National Symphony - 15 March 2015 - In Memoriam


International Soloist Sharon Kam, and brother Ori Kam, perform Max Bruch Double Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra, Op 88 with the Israel Philharmonic - 9 - 15 March 2015





VIP Rocco Parisi, world renowned Bass Clarinetist - Recital at Buffet New York Showroom - 16 March 2015






Master Class sessions at the Stellenbosch Conservatory 


VIP Maria du Toit (Solo Clarinetist in the Cape Town Symphony - South Africa) performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622 (without Conductor) with the Stellenbosch Camerata - 15 March 2015



Delaware Mass Clarinet Choir with Director Christopher Nichols




Kurt Wittstadt, Robert Dilutis, Christopher Nichols, Michael Hammer and Carol Hammer



University of Delaware (Newark) Clarinet Day with VIP Robert DiLutis - Dr  Christopher Nichols, Host -  14 March 2015











Master Classes with Conservatory Students



VIP Charles Neidich Master Classes at Milano Conservatory, Italy - VIP Luigi Magistrelli, Host - 9 - 10 March 2015








Master Class Students with John Bruce Yeh and Diane Haskell




Diane Haskell with Students and in premiere Performance of  ”Dog Days” by Leo Schwartz


Chicago Clarinet Ensemble Weekend with Theme: Clarinet Fresh with Diana Haskell - Associate Solo Clarinetist in St Louis Symphony - VIP's Rose Sperrazza and John Bruce Yeh, Directors - Northeastern Illinois University - 9 March 2015








Celebrating this important milestone event VIP's John de Beer, ECA President and VIP Stephan Vermeersch, and ECA Founding President and VIP Matthias Mueller, and right photo, VIP Josef Balogh, Stephan Vermeersch, and VIP Celeste Zewald


Capriccio Clarinet Orchestra 25th Anniversary Festival - Groenigen, Holland - VIP John de Beer, Director - 5 - 8 March 2015








Clarinet Artist Faculty Pedro Rubio (Professor at the Madrid Conservatory and Director of ClarinetFest 2015 in Madrid), VIP Robert Dilutis (Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park) and Director Ben Redwine in Recital


Catholic University Single Reed Symposium - Dr Ben Redwine, Director - Washington, DC - 7 March 2015


 Dr. Bob Beeson and Dr. Ben Redwine as the saxophone and clarinet studios join forces to present the  Guest artists include Dr. Noah Getz from American University, Dr. Doug O'Connor from Towson, VIP Robert DiLutis from the University of Maryland, and Mr. Pedro Rubio from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Madrid, Spain. The day consisted of informative master classes and performances culminating in an all-participant saxophone/clarinet choir concert.



Manhattan School of Music 3rd Mitchell Lurie Memorial Clarinet Master Class with VIP Jon Manasse, hosted by VIP Larry Guy - 7 March 2015




Radovan Cavallin Žerjal soloist in Performance of Stanford Clarinet Concerto ,(a Brahms Clarinet Concerto we never had)  Maestro Yaron Traub, Conductor and Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canariathe Philharmonic Orchestra of the Gran Canaria - 6 March 2015





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 interprčtent Mozart Clarinet Concerto K 622 et Bruckner avec l’Orchestre National de France in Paris - 23 February 2015




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




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




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



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