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February 2019 Hot News


15 February 2019

Jose Franch-Ballister Performs Corigliano Clarinet Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfonica in Murcia

Murcia, Spain






 14 - 15 February 2019

Yale Clarinet Class Performances at Yale University and at Weill Recital hall at Carnegie Hall - Senior VIP David Shifrin, Director

New Haven, Connecticut and New York City USA




 10 - 15 February 2019

VIP Radovan Cavallin Master Classes

Canary Islands, Spain



14 February 2019


Master Class with Calogero Palermo, principal clarinet Concertgebouw Orchestra - VIP Pascual Martinez-Forteza (New York Philharmonic), Host at the Manhattan School of Music - Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall in the same evening


New York City USA







14 February 2019


VIP Robert DiLutis Master Class at the University of Michigan - VIP Chad Burrow, Host


Ann Arbor, Michigan USA












9 - 13 February 2019

Mozgovenko Clarinet Competition

Moscow, Russia


President of the Competition Jury - VIP Philippe Cuper

Competition Prize Winners

1st Prize unanimously : Lev ZURAVSKY , 18 years old, from Russia (St.Petersburg state Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory)

 2nd Prize: Aleksandr UDALOV, 22 years old, from Russia (Moscow Gnessins Academy of Music) 

No 3rd Prize

Rokas Makštutis 1st Winner in the Junior Division

                        First International Clarinet competition “Happy Birthday, Maestro!” dedicated to the 95th Birthday Anniversary of Professor, People’s Artist of Russian Federation Ivan Mozgovenko.

                       I international competition-festival of clarinetists " Happy birthday, Maestro!" organized and conducted By the state budget professional educational institution of Moscow "Moscow secondary special music school (College) named after the Gnesins" And the state budget institution of additional education of Moscow "Children's music school named after N. Alexandrova", subordinated to the Department of culture of the city of Moscow.

                       The competition is supported by the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, The Department of culture of the city of Moscow, the state budget institution of additional professional education (advanced training) of the city of Moscow "Directorate of educational programs in the field of culture and art", the Federal state budget educational institution of higher education " Russian Academy of music Gnesin", State budgetary vocational educational institution of Moscow city "the Moscow secondary special music school (College) Gnesin", State budget institution of additional education of the city of Moscow "Children's music school named after A. N. Alexandrov", State budget institution of additional vocational training (improvement of professional skill) for the city of Moscow "Children's school of arts named after M. A. Balakirev", the Regional children public organization promoting social and cultural development of the personality "Balakirev".

                     The competition is carried out within the framework of the project of personal initiatives of Professor of fgbou RAM. Gnesin, people's artist of the Russian Federation Ivan Panteleevich Mozgovenko.

                     The main principles of the competition are: openness, transparency of evaluation criteria, collegiality of decision-making, equality of conditions for all participants.

                    Competitive activities are supported by:

                    All-Russian wind society named by Valery Khalilov

                    Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation;

                    Interregional charitable public Fund "New names" named after I. N. Voronova with the assistance of the President of the Foundation, people's artist of Russia, pianist Denis Matsuev;

                    State academic chamber orchestra of Russia under the direction of Alexei Utkin.


                      The Competition winners may be awarded the title of the Grand-Prix, 1st prize-, 2nd prize -, 3rd prize-winner and a diploma winner on February 13, 2019. Finalist’s teachers and the best accompanists will also be awarded with Diplomas. All the Diplomas will be sent to the contestants by e-mail before February 26, 2019. All the Prize winners will have the opportunity to take part in the Final Concert on February 13, 2019.

Adult Group:

Junior Group (Children's Music Schools and Schools of Art):

Junior Group (Special Schools of Music and Music Colleges) :

Interregional charitable public Fund "New names" named After I. N. Voronova presents the winners of one scholarship and one ticket to the international Summer creative school "New names" in Suzdal.




9 - 10 February 2019

Texas State University Clarinet Fiesta at Texas State University - Vanguel Tangarov, Director

San Marcos, Texas USA












  4 - 9 February 2019


ClariPeru Clarinet Congress - Marco Antonio Mazzini, Director


Lima, Peru









 7 February 2019


Republican Guard String Orchestra Concerto Concert performing Stamitz, Copland, Debussy, Phillip Glass - Sébastien Billiards, Conductor- soloists Pierre Génisson, clarinet and Joe Christophe - Cathédrale de Saint-Louis-des-Invalides


Paris, France











7 February 2019


Senior VIP Franklin Cohen performs Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets at the Maltz Silver Concert Series


Cleveland, Ohio USA







6 February 2019


VIP Suenghee Lee Master Class at Troy University - VIP Timothy Phillips, Host


Troy, Alabama USA










4 February 2019


Legend Senior VIP Stanley Drucker marks his 90th Birthday and his 10th Anniversary Retired from the New York Philharmonic


Massapequa, Long Island , New York USA


                      A  huge milestone celebrating the bigger than life event - 90th Birthday of Stanley Drucker, the wunderkind Clarinetist with a performing history unmatched in length of professional playing and his record setting tenure with the New York Philharmonic, and still performing and teaching master classes, a major coup in the profession of Clarinet playing.   His VIP Page covers his career along with video clips of interviews before and after his NY Phil retirement for everyone to see and absorb.  It would be redundant to rehash his history when all is in plain view on his two pages. 


                    What should be noted for those aspiring to play and achieve, he should serve as an ultimate model in concepts and practice to achieve a level and grow in developing the musical communication aspect besides the technical skills all should strive for.  Studying with a teacher is important, but learning what music is really about by listening and seeing the whole picture like a conductor does to make sense of it is even more important; it's not about just clarinet playing, but music making.


Commentary Video with the Central New Jersey Youth Orchestra 


Special Interview with Dr Drucker and Clarineat with Sean Perrin on his Birthday




 3 February 2019


VIP John Bruce Yeh Soloist with the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble - VIP Rose Sperrazza, Director 


Riverside, Illinois USA

Video of the Weber Concertino performed by John Bruce Yeh


                       A special concert by this elite ensemble featuring Chicago Symphony Associate Solo Clarinetist and VIP John Bruce Yeh at this venue with the following program:


Three Pieces by Igor Stravinsky

Concertino in Eb Major by Carl Maria  von Weber

Molly on the Shore by Percy Grainger

English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Irish Tune from County Derry by Percy Grainger

Panis Angelicus by Caesar Franck (vocalist, Kathy Cowan)

Animal Antics 1 and 2 by Lori Ardivino