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International Music Festivals and Orchestral Programs 2018


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Berliner Philharmoniker 2019 - 2020 Season Announcement with Kirill Petrenko


Elb-Philharnmonic (Hamburg) 2019 - 2020 Season Annoucement with Alan Gilbert


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Buffet-Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy - Jacksonville, Florida - 8 -13 July 2019




The WURLITZER PRIZE at Jugend Musiziert 2019 goes to HENRY PETERSEN, junior student of Prof. RALF FORSTER, Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler Berlin, and was handed over by LUISE WURLITZER to this very talented young musician




After Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen in Paris on Tuesday,  2 July 2019, the London Symphony Orchestra bids a very fond Retiring farewell to one of the stalwalts of the LSO, Principal Clarinet Andrew Marriner





                                                                    1ST PRIZE: Yeonju Kim (Korea)   and   2TH PRIZE: Minchan Kim Korea) with VIP Philippe Cuper and Judge



Louis Cahuzac International Clarinet Competition - Versailles, France  - 29 - 30 June 2019








International Clarinet Celebration with Chamber Music Northwest - Senior VIP David Shifrin, Director - Portland, Oregon - 24 - 30 June 2019




                                                                                                  Third Prize and Bronze Medal: Alessandro Beverari (Italy, clarinet)






Tchaikovsky International Competition     -      Historical of the Tchaikovsky Competition  -  Moscow and St


Petersburg, Russia - 17 - 29 June 2019


By decision of the jury members of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in the Woodwinds category, the prizewinners are:


First Prize and Gold Medal: Matvey Demin (Russia, flute)

Second Prize and Silver Medal: Joidy Scarlet Blanco Lewis (Venezuela, flute)

Third Prize and Bronze Medal: Alessandro Beverari (Italy, clarinet)

Fourth Prize and Diploma: Lola Descours (France, bassoon)

Fifth Prize and Diploma: Nikita Vaganov (Russia, clarinet): Juri Florian Alexander Vallentin (Germany, oboe)

Sixth Prize and Diploma: Juri Florian Alexander Vallentin (Germany, oboe)

Seventh Prize: Lívia Duleba (Hungary, flute)

Eighth Prize: Sofiya Viland (Russia, flute)

48 contestants have attended the auditions in the Woodwinds category, taking place from June 19 to 27, 2019 in the Repino Concert Hall.









ChamberFest Cleveland 8th Season - Senior VIP Franklin Cohen and Diana Cohen, Directors - Cleveland, Ohio

 13 - 29 June 2019






International Clarinet Workshop - VIP Alexander Fiterstein, Director - Jezreel Valley for the Arts  - Kibbutz Mizra, Israel - 19 - 24 June 2019




39th West Point Band Alumni Reunion and Concert at Trophy Point Amphetheater - Lieutenent Colonel Tod Addison and Past Commanders Colonel Timothy Holton, , LTC David Detrick, LTC Virginia Allen, Conducting - 21 - 22 June 2019



Clarinet Academy of America at University of Georgia - VIPs D Ray McClellan and Robert DiLutis, Directors - Athens, Georgia - 10 - 15 June 2019




Michael Rusinek (Solo Clarinetist) and Nancy Goeres (Principal Bassoonist) and composer Jonathan Leshnoff and Music Director Manfred Honeck


Michael Rusinek (Solo Clarinetist) and Nancy Goeres (Principal Bassoonist) in the Pittsburgh Symphony Perform World Premiere of  the Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon by Jonathan Leshnoff - 8 - 10 June 2019



ACCADEMIA MEDITERRANEA DEL CLARINETTO with VIP Wenzel Fuchs - Giovanni Punzi, Director - Vietri on the sea (sa)  - Salerno, Italy - 7 - 8 June 2019





 Michigan State University Selmer Summer Clarinet Academy - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director -  East Lansing, Michigan - 28 May - 2 June 2019



Silverstein Global Clarinet Contest Results - BK Son, Director  -  1 June 2019



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2019 Headline Galleries


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