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7 May 2009

Beijing International Clarinet Competition - China

Beijing, China


Winners of the Beijing International Clarinet Competition held through 6 May 2009

Specific winner information below:



First Prize & The Best Interpretation of the Chinese Composition
Valentin URYUPIN
Study in Moscow State Conservatory
2008 International Clarinet Competition of Russia in Sankt-Petersburg First prize and Special prize.
2007 The 62nd International Geneva Competition, Third prize.
Second Prize:
Moran KATZ
Study in the Juilliard School
2009 Midland/Orch.National Young Artist Competition, First prize & Overall prize.
2008 Eastern CT Symphony Orch. Instrumental Competition, Third prize.
Joint third Prize:
Chikako KONDO
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
2006 The 75th Japan Music Competition, Third prize.
2004 The 14th Japan Woodwind Competition, Second prize.
Joint third Prize:
Eloise Susannah FISHER
2007 International Artistes Musician Competition, First prize.
2006 The14th Europe Musician Competition, First prize.
Fifth Prize:
Mathieu ROSKAM
Study in the Manhattan School of Music.
2008 The European Competition for Clarinet Youth Music Bucharest, Winner.
2007 The International Music Competition of Geneva, Winner.
Sixth Prize:
Maja pawelke
Study in the Juilliard School.
2006 International Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition in Gdansk, Poland 2nd prize.
The Most Promising Young contestant:
Study in Yewoon School Major in Clarinet.

        The first ever International Competition for Clarinet was held with an extensive program including 13 Judges from all over the world as posted on the above website explaining all the details of this event.  The winnings from this prestegious competition included cash prizes, an opportunity to tour with some Chinese Symphony Orchestras throughout the country, CD Productions featuring the winners, and an honorable distinction having won in this event.   Check the website for more information about this great contribution to the Clarinet Community.


                       Marga Richter explaining her work and performance by Ensemble members

                            Jay Anthony Gach explaining his work followed by performance

3 May 2009

World Premieres of Long Island Composers with them present with the American Chamber Ensemble, Naomi Drucker and Blanche Abrams, Directors, performed at the Park Avenue United Methodist Church in New York

New York City USA

         A formidable concert of prominent American composers from the Long Island area gave a stellar concert of diverse styles and instrumental ensemble formats with this ensemble dedicated to promoting the valuable works of composers.  Programs and biographies galleried above attest to the high level of performance and this ensemble's popularity, having performed all over New York including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, many times sold out.  Composers were present o explain their works and dedications, and legendary New York Philharmonic Soloist and Principal Clarinetist was a guest artist like many times before supporting the mission of this group.  This is the 43rd year of this group, started in 1978 and built up over this period to what it is today.  Credit is due with high marks for the growth and dedication to make this group what it is and for the directors who kept it alive and growing.  Naomi Drucker and Blanche Abram are to be credited with stars.


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