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Hot News Pages  -  Organized by Year with Each Month of that Year Listed on the Yearly Page


WKA Newsletter Pages - Organized by Year with each Month Listed


International Music Festivals and Orchestral Programs 2018



Clarinet and Chamber Music, Concerto, Jazz, New Music, Clarinet Ensemble Recordings




Check the Monthly WKA Newsletters - January 2020


Check the current Hot News Page - January 2020



Guy DePlus, Renowned French Clarinetist and Professor at the Paris Superiore Conservatory and a Founding member of the Paris Intercontemparian with Pierre Boulez - In Memoriam - 14 January 2020



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Berliner Philharmoniker 2019 - 2020 Season Announcement with Kirill Petrenko


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Stefanie Gardner performs Jon Russell's Concerto for Bass Clarinet with the Arizona Wind Symphony at Arizona State University in Tempe - 15 January 2020





VIP Anneleine Van Wauwe Birmingham Conservatoire masterclass - United Kingdom - 15 January after performing Weber's 1st Clarinet Concerto Op 73 with the Deutsche Radio Symphony Orchestra in Saarbrucken, Germany 12 January 2020




Light bulb above stage could probably no longer take the fortissimo clarinet-top-F in the last cadenza of Weber1 and exploded, causing unexpected noises during live-SR2-broadcast in Saarbrücken.

Thanks to the brave @joshuaweilerstein and the DRP for the fantastic concerts! Link to live-recording, noisy light-bulb and interview:


Complete Concert in Saarbrucken


Congratulations to VIP bass clarinetist Henri Bok for being awarded a PhD at Leiden University, in the Netherlands!

His thesis centered on the "The deep-rooted microtonality of the bass clarinet"





Geneva Clarinet Project Op 1 - Romain Guyot, Clarinet Teacher - Geneva, Switzerland - 15 January 2020





Announcing the winners to the 2020 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition!

1st Prize:
Clarinet: Ángel Martín Mora
Classical Saxophone: Robert Stine II

Jazz: Santosh Sharma

2nd Prize:
Classical Clarinet: Amer Hasan
Classical Saxophone: Jeremy Howell
Jazz: Dylan Band

3rd Prize:
Classical Clarinet: Michael Miller
Classical Saxophone: Christopher Forbes
Jazz: Devin Daniels

Thank you to all that have applied and we hope to hear you next year. Stay tuned for this year’s repertoire announcement in a few months







Musikae - Global Music Education Master Class with VIP Yehuda Gilad - Host: Venancio Rius - 9 - 11 January 2020







Norddeutsche Klarinettentage - Marco Thomas, Director - Bremen, Germany - 2 - 5 January 2020





Clarinetissimo Festival 2020 - VIP Stephan Vermeersch, Director - Brugge, Belgium - 2 - 5 January 20








VIMM International Clarinet Meeting - VIP Radovan Cavallin, Director - Virovitica, Croatia - 2 - 5 January 2020





VIP Radovan Cavallin performs a World Premiere of Miljenko Prohaska “ Memories of the Old Theme “ and an Original Versión of Jeanjean “Guisganderie” for Clarinet and Band with fabulous Symphonic Wind Orchestra of Ministry of Defence of Croatia, with Conductor Maestro Miroslav Vukovojac-Dugan at theyplayed a beautiful Christmas Concert - 18 December 2019




Competition Jury with Michel Arrignon as Chairman


5th Lisbon International Clarinet Competition and ClarMeet Festival - Lisbon, Portugal - 12 - 15 December 2019




Hartt School of Music Clarinet Day - VIP Ayako Oshima, Director - Hartford, Connecticut - 15 December 2019



WA Concert  - Senior VIP Charles Neidich, Director - 'The Perilous Pursuit of Perfection - The music of Anton Webern and JS Bach - New York City - 8 December 2019




  The latest  month events of interest are posted above to Headline them. All previous events are posted in the Headline Galleries so everyone can see and be informed. Click below to check these important archives with photo galleries that have appeared on this page.


2020 Headline Galleries


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