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24 - 25 February 2020 - with more classes in next few months as posted - VIP Wenzel Fuchs Master Classes - Valencia, Spain






VIP David Gould performs World Premiere of Salvador Brotons Bass Clarinet Concerto with the Vancouver Symphony (Washington) - 22 - 23 February 2020







Millikin University Clarinet Day with VIP Stephanie Zelnick - Decatur, Illinois - 22 February 2020





J Lawrie Bloom explains the New Bass Clarinet Concerto


Senior VIP and Bass Clarinetist and Soloist J Lawrie Bloom performs World Premiere of Ophelia’s Tears, Concertante Elegy, a new work by Nicolas Bacri, commissioned by Chicago Symphony's Music Director for Bloom  Riccardo Muti - 20 February 2020 - Chicago, Illinois





Penn State Faculty Wind Quintet performs at the Buffet-Crampon New York Showroom - VIP Tony Costa, Clarinetist 

 New York City - 19 February 2020




VIP Gabor Varga Soloist Performing Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Great Hall of the Liszt Academy, with the Hungarian Radio Symphony, under the baton of Carlo Montanaro - Budapest, Hungary - 14 February 2020




Congratulations to Amy Gravell, the winner of the new Buffet Crampon clarinet




Master Class with VIP Stephen Girko (Austin Symphony) and VIP and ICA President Mitchell Estrin



5th anniversary edition of Texas State Clarinet Fiesta - Vanguel Tangarov, Director,, with guest artists, clinicians, and colleagues: Mitchell Estrin, Dmitry Perevertailenko, Stephen Girko, Michael Tran (Vandoren), and Wolfgang Lohff (LP Winds USA) - 15 - 16 February 2020 - San Marcos, Texas





VIP and Solo Klarinetist in the Berliner Philharmoniker Andreas Ottensamer with Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic (Turkey) - performing Weber Concerto no 1  Op 73 with their chief conductor Sascha Goetze





Tempest Fantasy is a 2003 chamber music composition in five movements for cello, clarinet, violin, and piano by the American composer Paul Moravec. The piece is dedicated to clarinetist David Krakauer and the piano trio Trio Solisti, who premiered the work May 2, 2003 at Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.


VIP Wonkak Kim Performs with Mirus Trio at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall - New York City - 10 February 2020





Walter Boeykens Clarinet Days - with VIP Anneliene Van Wauwe as Soloist with the Orkest Van Het Oosten -         Enschede, The Netherlands - 8 February 2020




VIP Ludmilla Peterkova (Czech Republic)  Master Class and Recital at Troy University - VIP Timothy Phillips, Host

 Troy, Alabama - 6 February 2020




Faculty and VIPs Eric Mandat, Guy Yehuda and Minghze Wang in Trio and Mandat Recital



Michigan State University Clarinet Extravaganza - VIP Guy Yehuda, Director - East Lansing, Michigan - 2 February 2020



 Soloist with the Fort Collins Symphony - 1 February 2020





VIP and Solo Clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Boris Allakhverdyan Concert and Master Class at Colorado State University - Wesley Ferriera, Host

Fort Collins, Colorado




VIP and International Soloist Sharon Kam performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto and Quintet with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn at the Grand Hall at the ElbPhilharmonie - Hamburg, Germany - 28 January 2020



WA Chamber Concert -  Beyond Space and Time with Senior VIP Charles Neidich and Friends at the Tenri Cultural Center - New York City - 26 January 2020





George Mason University Clarinet Day - Fairfax, Virginia - 26 January 2020




clarinetist national artist of Russia Professor Raphael Bagdassaryan


Video Tribute to Raphael Bagdassaryan


January 24, 2020 -  2nd anniversary concert dedicated to clarinetist national artist of Russia Professor Raphael Bagdassaryan took place On his birthday.  graduates of his class, students of the Moscow Conservatory and the college at the Conservatory, presented musical gifts in memory of their wonderful teacher. The concert took place in the concert hall of the academic music college at the Moscow Conservatory




With VIPs Howard Klug, Eli Eban,and Luis Rossi (maker of the Renowned Rossi Clarinets). Master class by the clarinet section of the Minnesota Orchestra - Gabriel Campos, Tim Zavadil, David Pharris, and Gregory Williams - Indiana University at Bloomington - 21 Januart 2020




VIP Boris Allakhverdyan (Solo Clarinetist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic) Master Class with Students at California State University at Northridge - VIP Julia Heinen, Host - 21 January 2020




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




Complete Concert in Saarbrucken


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


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

2nd Prize:
Classical Clarinet: Amer Hasan

3rd Prize:
Classical Clarinet: Michael Miller



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



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