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WKA Newsletter Summer 2009  (June - August)


International Chamber Music Festival - Positano, Italy - 13 - 24 July 09

Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium - 25 - 27 June 09

Toronto Summer Festival - Leister Master Classes - July - August 09

ClarinetFest 09 - 10 - 14 August 09

Domaine Forget Music Festival - Quebec - 14 - 28 June 09

Indiana University Clarinet Workshop - 12 - 16 June 09

Rico Composition Competition for Boston 09

Buffet Clarinet Academy - 3 - 8 August 09

Clarinetopia - SUNY Stoney Brook - 18 - 21 June 09

Clarimonia Workshop - Tokyo, Japan - 24 - 28 August 09


Clarinet & Klezmer in the Galillee Festival with Giora Feidman - 18 -25 August 09

Texas Christian University Clarinet Workshop - 29 - 30 June 09

Musica Riva Music Festival - Italy - July - August 09

Clarinet Chamber Concert in Heidelberg, Germany

Clarinet Ballistix Streaming Concert- AMU Australia - 16 August 09


Italian Clarinetto Competition - 11 -13 September 09

Michigan State University Clarinet Spectacular with Stanley Drucker - 10 October 09

Boston Conservatory Clarinet Day - 18 October 09


Live Stream Concert coming 16 August 2009

The Australian National University (ANU) School of Music’s exciting new online initiative, Streaming Sounds, will be launched at a live performance in Llewellyn Hall on Sunday 16th August at 3 pm (Australian time)

Titled Clarinet.Ballistix, this free concert will be streamed live on the Internet using the latest video and audio technology. Following the performance there will be a Q&A forum, open to web viewers, and a linked interactive blog for discussions across audiences in Australia and beyond.


Margaret Thornhill's
4th Annual
Claremont Clarinet Festival
June 7-14, 2009
at Pomona College, California


This year's festival will take place June 7-14, 2009. Applications will
be accepted beginning January 15, 2009. An audition tape or CD is
required for all first-time applicants. For information and
applications, please visit the website:

or call:  310-464-7653.

"A terrific experience--I was tremendously pleased, and came home with about a tenfold increase in my enthusiasm for playing"
--Robert Goldstein
"It was a transforming event for me"--D'Arcy Weinberger, music educator
"Thank you for all that happened in the week, all was fantastic for me"--Vicente Ortiz, Castellon, Spain
"It was a great experience for me and I'm glad I came"--Thomas Carroll, Oberlin Conservatory
"I never dreamed I would have such a good time playing clarinet for a week!" Steven White, NAU graduate



2008 participants: Front row (left to right): David Beech, Michael Greenwald, Lori Musicant Koch (director of clarinet ensembles), Sarkis Hardy, Veronica Felipe, Wendy Mazon (festival administrator.)
Back row (l to r): vicente Ortiz Gimeno, Gayl Lohse, Vanisha Evans, Dr. Thornhill, Alex Sramek, Tanitra Flenaugh, Jonathan Szin.




The 2009 Clarinet Festival will bring together an intimate group of 20 clarinetists for six days of performance, study, and sharing with clarinet coach Dr. Margaret Thornhill faculty pianist-coach, Twyla Meyer, and guests, including Michele Zukofsky, Principal Clarinet and/or David Howard, bass clarinetist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Gary Gray, Professor of clarinet at UCLA. Participation is open to advanced adult players: young artists, graduate and undergraduate college clarinet majors, amateur chamber musicians, music educators, and exceptional high school seniors.

Come join us in Lyman Recital Hall and the Mabel Bridges Hall of Music on the beautiful Pomona College Campus as we explore the solo and ensemble repertoire in interactive masterclasses, rehearse, perform in recital, play in clarinet quartets and a massed clarinet choir, and do constructive and critical listening to each other.

Applications for the 2009 Festival and workshop will require a live audition or recorded performance sample from all new applicants. CD, DVD, or cassette are acceptable. Emailed mp3s are discouraged.

Foreign students are very welcome. Please note that we are unable to help you obtain a student visa.



NEW! CCF 2008 Slide Show

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Campus Housing

2008 Tuition:$1085 (2009 tuition--tba)
Room and Board: $365 (2009 r and b, tba)


June 13, 14, 15 2008


Telephone: 310-464-7653




Domaine Forget  

Woodwind Session

June 14 to 28, 2009

Le Domaine Forget
5 St-Antoine, Saint-Irénée QC G0T 1V0, Canada
Téléphone : (418)452-8111
Télécopieur : (418)452-3503


Woodwind Session

June 14 to 28, 2009


Scholarship application deadline: March 1, 2009

Application deadline: April 1, 2009

This program is offered to intermediate, advanced level students and professionals. It includes private lessons, masterclasses, chamber music classes, orchestra excerpt classes, and baroque music workshops.


Jean-François Normand

Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

June 14 to 21
Marie Picard
2nd Clarinet and Bass Clarinet, Quebec Symphony Orchestra
June 14 to 28

Paul Meyer



June 15 to 21

Robert Spring

Soloist and professor, Arizona State University


June 21 to 28

Bass clarinet
J. Lawrie Bloom
Bass clarinet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
June 21 to 28



Pierre Jalbert

WELCOME!                                                                     Clarinet Faculty:


                                                                                               Michael Webster -  Professor at Rice University
FACULTY                                                                          Alan Kay  -  Faculty at Juilliard School

                                                                                               Stephen Williamson - Solo Clarinetist in Metropolitan Opera Orchestra




Contact US

Clarinetopia is a new residential seminar for clarinetists aged 18 and over, taking place at Stony Brook University from 1:00 on Thursday, June 18 to c. 5:00 on Sunday, June 21, 2009. This is an opportunity to immerse in the art of clarinet performance with three of America’s most respected performer/teachers, Michael Webster, Stephen Williamson and Alan Kay. Flutist Leone Buyse will also contribute her inventive approaches to such topics as intonation, stage presence, and audition preparation.

Clarinetopia will cater to all serious clarinetists: students, professionals, teachers, adult amateurs – anyone who loves the clarinet and wants to deepen and broaden his or her understanding of performing and teaching.

The faculty will offer master classes for up to twenty performers, selected on the basis of submitted recordings, and a similar number of participants who will attend all events and share the learning experience without actually performing.

We are delighted to have the superb facilities of the Staller Center for the Arts and the renowned Stony Brook University School of Music as our venue. Stony Brook offers a beautiful campus, affordable housing and meals, and convenient access from New York City via train, bus, or automobile.





New York University -  Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development



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Summer Workshop for Woodwind Quintets and Orchestral Repertoire | June 20-28, 2009

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Study chamber music with the Quintet of the Americas. For high school and college students - apply by April 1.

Visit the Woodwind Studies section of our website to learn more.

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Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions - 35 W. 4th Street, Suite 777 - New York, NY 10012 - 212 998 5424




 June 25 - 27 2009

 June 28 - August 17, 2009


From Clarinet Artist Teacher Deborah Andrus for Students

We are looking for a few good high school clarinet students to audition/attend the New England Music Camp this summer.  There are scholarships still available, and they really make a concerted effort to help any child to attend that wants to come, regardless of income. 

 NEMC accepts students from ages 12-18, and they can choose from a four-week session in July or a three-week session in August.  Kids attend camp from all over the country, and it's a fairly diverse student body of around 200 kids each session.  There are two orchestras, bands, jazz bands and choirs, in addition to woodwind quintets, clarinet choir and many different classes they can choose to take.  In addition, they do regular "camp" activities and sports in the afternoon, so it's appropriate for a wide-range of students at varying levels.  

 If you have a student that is interested, please have them contact our registrar, Dorothy Schmearer as soon as possible.  Her email address is:  She can get them started with their application and scholarship process.  



  New England Music Camp
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first session:
June 28 - July 27, 2009

second session:
July 27 - August 17, 2009

Since 1937, the Wiggin family has continued the dream of a summer music camp that was begun by Dr. and Mrs. Paul E. Wiggin. From the beginning of NEMC, we have blended our high-quality and intensive musical education with popular sports and recreational activities on Lake Messalonskee in Sidney, Maine. The tradition of NEMC is one of family. Campers design their own programs to develop their musical talents, recreational abilities, and social skills in a warm, stimulating, and supportive community environment. NEMC is a magical place that has touched and changed the lives of thousands of campers who have attended from across the United States and all corners of the world. The NEMC goal is to help young people find joy in making music, appreciate the splendor of Maine's woodlands and lakes, find contentment, and make friends. Watch NEMC Video »


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June 29 - 30 2009






Musica Riva Music Festival - Italy


July - August 2009

Important Information in Photo Gallery above


 Fabrizio Meloni -  Clarinet Faculty for Master Classes - 21 - 28 July





                    Fabrizio Meloni -  Clarinet Faculty for Master Classes






4 - 12 July 2009

Ludmila Peterkov 3rd Clarinet Workshop Festival

Prague, Czech Republic


3rd Ludmila Peterková International Clarinet Summer Course

4 - 5 July 2009: workshop for children below 15 years of age
4 - 12 July 2009: workshop for students older than 15 years of age

Dear friends of the clarinet,

We meet already for the third time in the little town Domažlice where we will play from dawn to dusk. This time a young French clarinet player and a winner of the Prague Spring competition 2008 Florent Charpentier will come to teach with me. So everyone - the younger and older players - will start on Saturday 4th July already. The stay will be two days longer and you will play on two concerts. And if you are tired, the theatre of marionettes will play for you a funny comedy!

Looking forward to seeing you
Ludmila Peterková

Florent Charpentier Florent Charpentier - France
Born in 1982, Florent has just completed a postgrade at the Conservatoire of Paris (CNSMDP), in Pascal Moragues and Michel Arrignon‘s classes. He is the winner of the first prize at the prestigious international "Prague Spring festival competition".

His musical education began at the age of eight with Philippe Moinet, clarinet soloist of the Orchestra of Nancy, then continued at the Conservatoire of Nancy in the class of Olivier Dartevelle. In 2000, he obtained a degree in music studies, followed by a diploma concert unanimously in clarinet and chamber music in 2002. The same year, he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Lyon (CNSMD), in the classes of Jacques Di Donato and Robert Bianciotto.

In June 2006, he obtained his diploma mention very good unanimously , with a special mention of the jury for his interpretation of the piece by K. Stockhausen Der Kleine Harlekin. This brilliant distinction earned him an invitation by the company Vandoren, to produce a recital at the International Congress of clarinet (Clarfest) in July 2007 in Vancouver. In April 2007, he is winner-finalist in the interpretation contest Claude Debussy.

During his four years of studies at the Conservatory of Lyon, he works with the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and the Orchestre National de L‘Opéra de Lyon. He also participates in various youth orchestras, including French Young Orchestra and the World Youth Orchestra (WYO), with whom he has the opportunity in 2003 to interpret the Mozart concerto as soloist in Tel Aviv, Israel . In July 2007, he takes part in the tour in Spain of the Orchestre de Paris. The discovery of contemporary musical repertoire is an important part of his activities. Thus, he works with young composers like Krystof Maratka, Felipe Rossi, Carl Bettendorf or Samuel Andreev.

Since September 2007, he is also a professor at the conservatory of Asnieres-sur-Seine.

Andrea Bálešová Andrea Bálešová - Slovakia
She studied with Eva Kudjova (Conservatoire Zilina), Cyril Dianovsky, Ida Černecka (Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava), Daan Vandewalle (specialization in contemporary music) and Marcel Lequeux (chamber music) at the Royal Conservatoire Gent. In 2004/2005 she continued in her studies at Orpheus Instituut Ghent with Jan Michiels - mastercourse of chamber music. She achieved her doctorate in 2005 at Comenius University in Bratislava.

In 2004 she got a grant for Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt and in 2005 scholarship from Grand Douché Luxembourg for Cours Internationaux Perfectionnement Musical Luxembourg (Dana Protopopescu). In 2000 she took part in International Competition of Krysztof Penderecki in Krakow and won the 2. prize in category duo (clarinet and piano).

Andrea Bálešová is active as soloist and chamber music player, in recent years specialized for contemporary music. As soloist she cooperated with orchestra Artis Dulcedo Brugge a Orchestra of Royal Conservatoire Gent. An important part her´s activities is chamber music. She is demand as piano accompanist as well. At the present time she is engaged as a teacher and accompanist at the Church Conservatoire in Bratislava.

Since 2003 is Andrea extensively interested in ensemble playing- she is a co-founder of Ensemble Neue Music Bratislava and member of ensemble Melos-Ethos Ensemble. Concerts: in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Germany, Poland,… at several music festivals.

She has made radio recording for Slovak radio, Czech radio and Radio RBB 3 Germany and participated at several CD recordings.


5 – 11 July 2009 - Application due May 2008 - enrollment limited to 18.



    Belgian Clarinet Academy

          Ostend, Belgium,

        Guido Six, Director




Study clarinet with two of the world's respected pedagogues, Robert Spring (USA) and Eddy Vanoosthuyse (B), and local clarinetist Tamara Cuypers, in beautiful Ostend, Belgium.

Housing will be with guest families for early registrants.

Tuition: 400 EURO.
Tuition covers all classes, private lessons and daily lunch.

Daily study includes private lessons, master classes, recital performances, reed making and adjusting, orchestral performing, and audition success.

Application due May 2008 - enrollment limited to 18.





July 20 - August 16, 2009 - Master Classes and Concert with Karl Leister

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Master classes are designed for solo instrumentalists at the threshold of their careers (e.g. young professional concert artists, symphony orchestra musicians, chamber musicians and exceptionally gifted and advanced students).

Our faculty are not only recognized solo instrumental teachers, but also renowned chamber music pedagogues.

Instrumentalists can apply for up to four weeks of solo master classes and/or as members of a pre-formed chamber ensemble.

Karl Leister – Solo Klarinettist Emeritus, Berliner Philharmoniker

Karl Leister was born in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. His first lessons were with his father, who was a clarinetist with the RIAS-Symphony Orchestra Berlin. Between 1953-1956 he studied at the 'Hochschule für Musik' in Berlin and in 1957, by the age of 19, he was already solo clarinetist at the Komische Oper Berlin under Vaclav Neumann and Walter Felsenstein. In 1959, Karl Leister began his work as solo clarinetist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Herbert von Karajan. The 30 years of working together with Karajan was the most important and characterizing time for Karl Leister. At the same time his international career as a soloist and chamber musician began. His chamber music partners were moreover the Amadeus Quartet, Vogler Quartet, Pierre Fournier, Gidon Kremer, Rita Streich, Kathleen Battle, as well as the pianists James Levine, Riccardo Muti, Wilhelm Kempf, Gerhard Oppitz, Christoph Eschenbach, Bruno Canino, Elena Bashkirova, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Paul Gulda, Stefan Vladar and Ferenc Bognar. Furthermore, he played as soloist under the direction of Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Seiji Ozawa, Eugen Jochum, Raphael Kubelik, Aaron Copland, Sir Neville Marriner, Paavo Berglund and Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos. Karl Leister is one of the founders of the ensembles Bläser der Berliner Philharmoniker, Berliner Solisten as well as the Ensemble Wien-Berlin. Since the foundation of the Herbert von Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Leister has been teaching the young generation. Today many of his former students hold important positions with German or international orchestras. Simultaneously Karl Leister is requested at international festivals, concerts and master classes. Karl Leister obtained numerous awards and distinctions at national and international music competitions. Beyond that, he recorded the most important compositions of the clarinet literature on the following labels: Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Philips, Teldec/Warner, Orfeo, BIS, Nimbus, Sony, Camerata Tokyo. In 1987 he became an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music London. Between 1993 and 2002 Karl Leister was professor at the Hochschule für Musik Berlin Hanns Eisler.


25 July, 2009

Patton Barracks - Heidelberg, Germany


Come join us as at the Roadside Theater at Patton Barracks in Heidelberg, Germany for a delightful midsummer night's music event. We are fortunate and pleased to present SGT Vincent Fortado of the USAREUR Band and Dr. Mary Alice Druhan, Professor of Clarinet at Texas A & M University and Solo Clarinetrist in the Dallas Wind Symphony, and Artist VIP with the World Clarinet Alliance in this free concert of clarinet music. No reservations are required. Non-US Military ID Cardholders MUST contact the Roadside no later than 17 July for information concerning access.



Maciej Bosak (clarinet)


Maciej Bosak studied in Krakow, Leipzig, at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, and in New York, at the prestigious Juilliard School.

Maciej was a prize winner at the competitions in Leipzig, Vienna, Warsaw and Rovereto, Italy, and awarded scholarships by: Irene Diamond Foundation, Sapere Auso Foundation, Prof.Klaus Ager, President of the Mozarteum University, and the Polish Ministry of Culture.

Maciej has performed at the Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully at Lincoln Center, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, and during festivals in: Verbier, Schleswig Holstein, New York, Vienna, Warsaw, Berlin, Bonn and Stuttgart.

As an orchestra musician, Maciej worked with world leading conductors including: Blomstedt, Boulez, Bychkov, Conlon, Davies, Dutoit, Gatti, Harding, Jarvi, Levine, Luisi, Masur, Mehta, Previn, Rilling, Williams. As a guest principal clarinetist has worked with the Grammy award winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra, the Macao Orchestra, European Music Festival Orchestra in Stuttgart, Krakow Radio Symphony, and Krakow Opera Orchestra.
He has been co-principal clarinetist of the Verbier Festival Orchestra under James Levine since 2006, and principal clarinetist of the Shanghai Sinfonietta, at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center since November 2008.

As a conductor, Maciej made his debut with the New York Mozart Chamber Ensemble. He has also conducted members of the Juilliard Orchestra.

Maciej has performed throughout Europe, US, China (Hong Kong, Macao), as well as in Japan, Korea, and Australia.


24 July - 8 August 2009

Piero Vicente, Director  - Palermo, Italy


in collaborazione con Festival Internazionale UmbriaEstate 2009
ASSISI (PG)  24 luglio - 8 agosto
24-27 luglio

Calogero PALERMO

24-31 luglio

Clarinet Choir (Orchestra di clarinetti)

1-2 agosto

Tra il sudamerica e il mediterraneo, altre vie del clarinetto afroamericano

1-8 agosto

1-4 agosto
Clarinetto piccolo

1-8 agosto
Corno di bassetto - Clarinetto basso

1-8 agosto
Clarinet Choir (Orchestra di clarinetti)

1-8 agostoOrchestra ASSISILAB (Laboratorio orchestrale per giovani musicisti)





25 July - 8 August 2009


Crusell-viikko / In English

Tänään on torstai 6. marraskuuta 2008


Taiteellinen johtaja

B. H. Crusell





In English

Crusell Society



Artistic director

På Svenska

Clarinet Competition





koko sivustosta
tästä sivusta alaspäin







The Crusell Week, dedicated to woodwind instruments, is held in Uusikaupunki, 25.7.-1.8.2009, for the 28th time. This year Virtuosi di Kuhmo chamber orchestra pays a visit to the festival. The orchestra is conducted by John Storgårds. Other domestic Crusell Week artists include e.g. string quartet Meta4 and Jukka Perko (sax.). Foreign artists include Felix Renggli (flute), Ingo Goritzki (oboe), Larry Combs, Wenzel Fuchs, Alessandro Carbonare, Michel Lethiec (clarinet) and Richard Galler (bassoon), to mention but a few.
The Night of the Lanterns, an atmospheric musical picnic for the whole family, and Jazz Night play their own important role in the versatile program of the festival. Children will also receive some quality entertainment during Crusell Week.

International Crusell Clarinet Competition 25.-30.7.2009 in Uusikaupunki, Finland  

Crusell Week’s Artistic Director is Jussi Särkkä.


Crusell Week office: Crusell Week, Rauhankatu 10, 23500 Uusikaupunki, Finland
Phone: +358-2-8451 5302
Fax: +358-2- 8451 5442

Ticket sale:
Uusikaupunki Tourist Office/Lippupalvelu
Rauhankatu 10, 23500 Uusikaupunki
+358-2-8451 5443
and Lippupalvelu offices across the country.

Artistic Director Jussi Särkkä
Gsm. +358-50-3378566
(excluding possible Scandinavic symbols)

Executive Director Rauno Melos
Tel. +358-2-8451 5302
Fax. +358-2-8451 5442
Gsm. +358-50-531 8498
(excluding possible Scandinavic symbols)

This important event dedicated to woodwind music is arranged annually in the idyllic western coastal town of Uusikaupunki. Pride of having a place in the versatile concert programme goes to leading Finnish and foreign woodwind artists.

Bernhard Henrik Crusell was born on the 15th of October 1775 in Uusikaupunki where he also spent the first eight years of his life in a small house in the street Myllykatu. He got his first touch with music already at the age of four when he ran away from home to listen to his neighbour playing the flute.

When he and his family moved to Nurmijärvi, Crusell met Henrik Westberg, a son of the clarinetist who taught him to play the clarinet and, reciprocally, Crusell him to read and write. Captain Armfelt, living in the neighbourhood, noticed the musical talent of Crusell and took him to Wiaborg in 1788 where he was employed as a musician in the Lifeguard. In 1791 Crusell moved with Major Wallenstjerna to Stockholm where he seriously started his music studies. In 1798 Crusell studied music in Berlin where he also gave some concerts. Next year, however, he returned to Stockholm and married Anna Klemming. In 1801 Crusell gave concerts in Helsinki, Turku and St. Petersburg. After that, though, he never returned to Finland again.

Later, Crusell also studied in Paris. At the turn of the century, Crusell was especially interested in his own instrument, the clarinet, and so he produced three clarinet concertos. Subsequently he concentrated more on vocalic music.

In 1818 Crusell was nominated the musical leader of the Royal Lifeguard in Stockholm. With his concert income as a base he founded a fund to help the widows and orphans of musicians.

In the 1820's Crusell met Karl Maria von Weber who encouraged him to compose an opera. As a result, in 1824 he finished the opera "A Little Bond-Woman" or "Ali Baba" which is the first Finnish opera. Crusell's health had gradually weakened and in 1833 he resigned from his vacancy as the musical leader. Before his death, on the 28th of July 1838, he received the medal of honor from the Swedish Academy.

The clarinet concertos are regarded as Crusell’s major works. His production was characterised by large-scale instrumental music where his talent is most clearly visible. The first Crusell Week was arranged in Uusikaupunki in 1982.

Uusikaupunki Cultural Services Office

Phone +358 2 8451 5301
+ 358 2 8451 5442

Address: Crusell Week, Rauhankatu 10, 23500 Uusikaupunki, Finland

Sivu päivitetty 10.10.2008





International Crusell Clarinet Competition

25.-30.7.2009, Uusikaupunki Finland

The Crusell Society is sponsoring an International Clarinet Competition in Uusikaupunki, Finland from 25th to 30th of July, 2009. Candidates must be born in 1979 or later. Competition is open for all citizens of all countries.  

Competition Programme Committee:

Jussi Särkkä, chair. Artistic Director
Anna-Maija Korsimaa
Harri Mäki
Christoffer Sundqvist

Preliminary round:

After completing the attached application form send it to the competition headquarters so it will arrive by the 9th of April 2009. In addition to the application form each candidate must present the following:



1)     CV (Curriculum Vitae) and a recent photo


2)     Copy of birth certificate or passport

3)    CD including Claude Debussy’s Rhapsody for clarinet and piano (not with orchestra!) played by the candidate. The name of the participant is to be marked clearly on the CD.

4)     A receipt of the paid registration fee of 35 €. The fee must be paid to:

Bank: Vakka-Suomen Osuuspankki, Address: Koulukatu 10,

23500 Uusikaupunki, Finland

IBAN FI11 5491 0220 0193 06, SWIFT OKOYFIHH
       The entrance fee is non-refundable.

Candidates accepted for the competition will be informed on 8th of May 2009 at latest, after which the accepted participants for the competition will be announced on Crusell Week website. The Organizing Committee select competitors on the basis of the CD and registration information. A maximum of 40 participants will be accepted to the competition.

The competitors will perform in the order drawn by lot by the Organizing Committee. The order of the presentation will remain the same throughout the whole competition. The jury will select a suitable number of competitors for the following round, however max. 10 competitors to the semi-final round and max. 4 competitors to the final round.

The participants will be informed in the acceptance letter on which day they
will play in the first round. A day before the first round, the participants will have a rehearsal with the pianist.
The participants who will be playing on the first day of the first round, Saturday 25 July, as according to a drawing, are to arrive to Uusikaupunki on 23 July in the evening at the latest due to the accompaniment rehearsal of the following day. The participants who will be playing on the second day of the first round, Sunday 26 of July, as according to a drawing, are to arrive to Uusikaupunki on 24 of July in the evening at the latest due to the accompaniment rehearsal of the following day. This concerns participants who will use the accompanist provided by the festival organisers.

All participants are to register at the competition venue or to inform organisers on their arrival at the latest 24.7.2009, 8 p.m.


n the following repertoire list the editions in the first and semi-final round are recommendations. In the final round the named editions must be used!



The First round on Sat 25th and Sun 26th of July


1. One of the following pieces for solo clarinet:

- Carter: Gra (Boosey & Hawkes)

- Denisov: Solo Sonata (Breitkopf & Härtel)

- Hakola: Diamond Street (Warner/Chappel)

- Fagerlund: Flow (FIMIC Finnish Music Information Centre)

- Mantovani: Bug (United Music Publishers)


2. The other one of the following pieces for clarinet and piano:

- Berg: 4 Stücke (Universal)

- Salonen: Nachtlieder (Fazer)


3. One of the following pieces for clarinet and piano:

- Rossini: Introduction, theme and variations (Universal)

- Bassi (Giampieri): Fantasy on Rigoletto (Ricordi)

- Weber: Concertino (Henle)

- Crusell: Air Suedois (Fazer)



The Semi-final round on Tue 28th of July


1. Lintinen: New piece for clarinet and piano

(music will be send by the competition organization with the acceptance letter)

2. One of the following sonatas for clarinet and piano:

- Brahms: Sonata F minor (Henle)

- Brahms: Sonata E-flat major (Henle)

- Reger: Sonata A-flat major (Bote&Bock)

- Reger: Sonata F-sharp minor (Bote&Bock)

In the first round and in the semi-final round the participant is allowed to play the pieces in the order of his/her choice.


The Final round on Thu 30th of July


1. One of the following concertos by B.H. Crusell:


- E-flat major op.1 (Universal)

- F minor op.5 (Universal)

- B-flat major op.11 (Kuntzelman)


The concerto in the final round is to be played from memory.



In the final round the concerto will be played with a chamber orchestra Virtuosi di Kuhmo and conductor.



The Jury will consist of:

Jussi Särkkä, chair. Finland

Alessandro Carbonare, Italy

Larry Combs, USA

Wenzel Fuchs, Austria


Michel Lethiec, France

Tuulia Ylönen, Finland

Monetary prizes:

First prize 6000 €
Second prize 3000 €
Third prize 2000 €



The prizes are tax free. Additional merit awards may be given. The jury reserves the right to award the prizes differently. The winner will also be invited to perform during Crusell Week 2010.

The competition rounds will be open to the general public. The organizers reserve the right to have the performances recorded, filmed, broadcasted, videotaped or televised without any remuneration to the competitors.

The Organizing Committee will make a pianist available to each competitor for the first and semi-final round and orchestra for the final round. The organizers will appoint a pianist for each competitor and determine the rehearsal times. A competitor may optionally bring their own pianist at their own expense.

The prizes will be awarded at a Prize Giving Ceremony following the final round.

The jury reserves the right to exclude a competitor who doesn’t accept these rules. 

Contact information: 
Tiina Kuoppa, competition secretary
email: crusell(at)
gsm: +358 40 733 8521


Programme of the International Crusell Clarinet Competition (DOC)

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Buffet Crampon USA is pleased to announce the Artist Faculty for the 2009 Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy, to be held once again in Jacksonville, Florida August 3 – 8, 2009.


This year’s Artist Faculty features Ixi Chen of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dan Gilbert of the University of Michigan (formerly of the Cleveland  Orchestra), Eugene Mondie of the National Symphony, Gregory Raden of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and André Moisan of Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.


Audition materials and application information for the 2009 Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet will be posted within the next week!  For more information of if you have any questions about the Academy, please e-mail or call 866.434.9240.


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ClarinetFest® 2009
Porto, Portugal
August 10-14, 2009

Dear Friends,

Portugal will host ClarinetFest® 2009 in the beautiful city of Porto (Oporto) in the north of Portugal.  It is a great honor for us, the Associacão Portuguesa de Clarinete (APC—Portuguese Clarinet Association), to host this important event.

We would first like to thank all those who submitted program proposals.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

As we have previous announced, we have given preference to programs that include wind band/wind ensemble, and we have received several proposals for pieces written for clarinet and wind band or wind ensemble.  It is great to learn that there are so many works for that combination, and we think we will have a great time listening to these programs.

Of course, our association received many different ideas for concerts, including clarinet solo, clarinet and piano, clarinet and strings, various chamber music combinations with clarinet, etc.  Unfortunately, we could not select all the programs we received as we would need one month to hear all of them!  We regret that we do not have more time in the schedule to include more.

The program of ClarinetFest® 2009 will also include lectures, master classes and exhibitions.  We hope to have a tentative final program of all the activities in January 2009, and you will be able to find all the updated information on the I.C.A. website.

As you may know, we have concentrated all the events in the same facility, the Casa da Mùsica in Porto.  This building is very new (2005), and is one of the most important concert halls in Portugal.  You can visit Casa da Mùsica at  It is located in the center of Oporto City, and nearby are many facilities, restaurants, hotels, gyms, clinics, hospitals, metro, bus, taxi, etc.

We have four hotels that will give special prices to attendees of ClarinetFest® 2009. 

HF Tuela Porto - 3*
HF Fénix Porto - 4*
HF Ipanema Porto - 4*
HF Ipanema Park  - 5*

They are very close to Casa da Música, with the first two being only a five-minute walking distance.  You can find more information in or

To receive the special prices, participants need to contact the hotels through the following email address:
Or phone: 00 351 226 194 100
Or fax: 00 351 226 194 160
Please say that you will be in Oporto for the ClarinetFest® 2009.

The Portuguese Clarinet Association is also preparing several holiday programs.  We are working with some travel agencies that are preparing different programs for those who would like to spend some more time in this beautiful city.  Information will be available soon.  We can recommend visiting Solar do Vinho do Porto and Museu do vinho do Porto ( where you can find all the best Oporto wines.  Also recommended are a boat ride on the Douro river and visiting some of the famous vineyards which produce Oporto wines.  In Oporto, you can also visit several monuments, such as the Torre dos Clérigos, Palácio da Bolsa, Igreja de S. Francisco.  Please consult also where you will find more information about Oporto.

We will provide more information during the coming months, and we look forward to seeing you in Oporto.  We are sure you will enjoy your visit to this beautiful city

See you in Oporto!

Carlos Marques
Artistic Director, ClarinetFest® 2009
Phone:  +351 234 752 648
Fax:  +351 234 758 551

Additional ClarinetFest® 2009 contacts:
Artist Proposals:






Sunday, 9th of August - Sunday, 16th of August, 2009

Melchsee- Frutt, Switzerland                         


Masterclass 2009
clarinet - bassclarinet - ensembles
Sunday, 9th of August - Sunday, 16th of August, 2009
Hotel Glogghuis***, CH-6068 Melchsee-Frutt



Course offers:

  • individual lessons
  • clarinet ensembles
  • bassclarinet lessons
  • accompaniment by a professional pianist
  • final concert on Saturday or Sunday

Final registration: June 20, 2009


Hotel Glogghuis***
CH-6068 Melchsee-Frutt

Suitable, spacious rooms for teaching and practising

Accomodation in two- or four-bed-rooms (youth hostel style) or ***Hotel
Restaurant with Pizzeria, Panorama-Restaurant, bar
Indoor-Pool, Whirlpool, Sauna, Solarium, Squash, Tennis, Indoor-Climbing



Bernhard Röthlisberger

is a member of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and teacher for clarinet, bassclarinet and chamber music at the Lucerne Conservatory.
As a soloist as well as chamber music player he has given concerts throughout Europe.
His recordings contain the Brahms Sonatas, the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and many first performances, and they have received excellent reviews in the media in Europe as well as in the U.S.A. (critics choice / best of 2003 in the american record guide, january 2004).


Number of students:
The maximal number of students is limited.
Consideration in the order of inscription.

How to get to Melchsee-Frutt :
Arrival: Sunday, August 9th, 2009
Departure: Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Wegbeschrieb nach Melchsee-Frutt

Airplane: Zurich Airport, Basle Euro-Airport,
trains to Lucerne-Sarnen, coach to Stöckalp

Train: Lucerne-Sarnen, coach to Stöckalp

SFr. 800.- / Euro 500.-

Included: all lessons, concerts,
8 days/7 nights (two- or four-bed rooms, youth hostel style), breakfast (buffet), 5 course dinner

Not included:
Hotel room ***, double: + sFr. 150.- / Euro 100.-
Hotel room ***, single: + sFr. 250.- / Euro 165.-

Inscription fee:
sFr. 150.- / 100.- Euro, to pay immediately after inscription
Cancellations more than one month before the course: refund less sFr. 15.-/Euro 10.- administration fee.
Later cancellations: 50% of the whole fee have to be paid.

Accounts for payments:

  • Payments in Swiss Francs:
    Raiffeisenbank, CH-6276 Hohenrain
    in favour of:
    B. Röthlisberger, CH-6275 Ballwil, Switzerland
    Account: 52532.01
    IBAN: CH81 8118 5000 0052 5320 1
  • Payments in Euro:
    PC 91-431549-1
    B. Röthlisberger, CH-6275 Ballwil, Switzerland
    IBAN: CH41 0900 0000 9143 1549 1
    Swiss Post, Postfinance, CH-3030 Bern



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The International Masterclasses - Clarinet and Saxophone (2009)

The University of Ostrava’s Faculty of Fine Arts presents
8th International Masterclasses for

Clarinet and Saxophone

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  • 16th of August – 23rd of August 2009

Dear Clarinet and Saxophone players,

We would like to invite you to the 8th annual summer masterclasses at the University of Ostrava from 16th of August – 23rd of August 2009. Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and is located in North Moravia, 300 kilometres east of Prague. This course will give you the opportunity to work very intensively with excellent players and teachers. During one week you will have at least 6 individual lessons! This is a big difference compared to other similar courses, where you have seldom more than two lessons. Besides studying your repertoire and new pieces, you could work with us for example on developing your tone quality, speed of staccato, good breathing or to learn several new techniques (slap tongue, double staccato, circular breathing etc). You could also listen to lessons of other students (usually we have about 45 students, aged from 16 up 50, mostly advanced and intermediate-advanced). There will be three top-class pianists, professional clarinet repair services and classrooms for practising which will be available for you during the whole course. As in previous years, we also offer interesting seminars about various topics. We are also planning 2 concerts by participants in the Ostrava studio of Czech Radio, from which you will be able to obtain professional recordings. Do not hesitate to contact us and to ask for more information, or visit our webpage with more information about this and previous years, including pictures and recordings.

See you in Ostrava!
Karel Dohnal and Igor Františák


  • Individual lesson – 360 Euros
    (the price includes all lessons and accommodation)


Application Form:

The deadline for the application is the 20th of June, 2009.

Application address:

  • Ostravská univerzita – Fakulta umění (kurzy)
    Sokolská 17
    702 00 Ostrava
    Czech Republic

The fee must be paid by the 20th of June, 2009 to the following bank account:

  • Česká národní banka Ostrava
  • Account No.: 931761/0710
  • IBAN: CZ 650710 0000 0000 0093 1761

For detailed information send an e-mail to:


Sylvie Hue (France) - Clarinet
Sylvie Hue First soloist of the Orchestra of the Republican Guard of Paris, Sylvie HUE has pursued parallel studies in literature at the University of Paris XII and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. A student of G. Deplus and Christian Lardé, she obtained a unanimous First Prize in clarinet in 1987 and two First Prizes in chamber music in 1988. She also received a degree in modern literature in the same year. First Prize in the International Competition of Clarinet in Japan in 1988, laureate of the International Competition in Prague in 1991, she has performed in recitals and with orchestras in France and abroad. Concertos and chamber music pieces have been dedicated to her by renowned composers: Pierre Ancelin, Francine Aubin, Roger Boutry, Armando Ghidoni, Richard Phillips, and more. Equally active as a teacher, she is a tutor at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory of the City of Paris and gives masterclasses at the Julian Menendez academy in Spain. Eminent musicians recognize in Sylvie Hue an artist in possession of a proven technique and an exceptional sonority which conveys a great sensibility in her playing. The critics acknowledge her as "one of our best clarinetists."(J. Bonnaure, from Répertoire journal). Sylvie Hue plays a Selmer clarinet and uses Vandoren reeds and mouthpiece.

Music preview:


18 - 25 August - Safed, Israel - Giora Feidman, Artistic Director




Clarinet and Klezmer in the Galilee

   August 18-25, 2009

Safed, Israel


Application Form


Thank you for your interest in Clarinet and Klezmer in the Galilee - a weeklong program of master classes and performances in the Old City of Safed! All musicians – classical, jazz and klezmer clarinetists and klezmer/jazz musicians in all instruments - age 16 and over are warmly invited to join the program.  Participants will receive both master classes and lessons during the course of the program. Classes will take place in different locations around the city, including historical synagogues. An organized tour of Safed and environs is also included in the program.  We hope you will join us for what promises to be a musically historical event in the magical city of Safed.

Giora Feidman, Artistic Director, Clarinet and Klezmer in the Galilee

Application Form


First Name: ________________________     Last Name: ____________________________


Instrument and Interest (Classical, Jazz, and/or Klezmer) ____________________________


Date of Birth: ______________________       Place of Birth: __________________________


Passport/ID Number and Country: ______________________________________________


Address: __________________________________________________________________


Telephone: _________________________     Fax: __________________________________


Email: _____________________________ Additional contact number: ________________



Please attach the following to the application form:


CV/Resume:  If possible, please attach a short CV, which includes your musical training and experience.


General Terms form: Please sign the attached General Terms of participation form.


Financial Statement: A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please provide a financial statement on a separate page, including your and your parents’ (if relevant) income, its sources, and what you are able to provide towards the cost of attending the program. This financial statement must accompany your application in order for a scholarship (or partial scholarship) request to be considered.


Personal Photos: Please attach two passport photos, which will be used for publicity purposes.


Parental Approval (for candidates under 18): Signed by parents / guardian.


A check for advance payment or an approval of a bank transfer (swift) of the advance payment.


Application Checklist


Your application must include:


  • This form completed in full.
  • €. 50 non-refundable application fee by check or money order, payable to :


  •  DVD (Multizone), Videocassette or CD of one of your performances, if available.
  • CV/Resume (if available)
  • Financial statement (if applicable)
  • Two passport photos.


An application which lack the above mentioned documents will not be examined



General Terms of Participation form




 Every request for admission submitted according to the required terms will be examined by the organizers.


The organizers have the exclusive discretion regarding admission to the program. By signing this form candidates/participants agree to waive andqor withdraw any demand and/or claim regarding admission to the program.


Period of the Program


Every participant should arrive at Safed according to a prior notice by the organizers on Monday 18/08/2009     by15:00 noon.


Organizers can extend the program period untill the August 25th  of 2009 .


Every participant will preform during the seminar , and according to the orgnizers request during the program schedule. Participant will not be entitled to any  royalties and/or financial gain for their performance during the above mentioned period.




Registration fee for the program is 50€.  (non refundable).


The cost of participation in the Clarinet and Klezmer in the Galilee program is (after deduction of the registration fee) is €. 950, which should be paid by check or money order (swift) made payable to


Bank transfer from USA



Account No. IL29-0125-4200-0000-0166-119

Branch No. 542





ABA(RT)No. 026008866


Bank transfer from Europe


Account No. IL29-0125-4200-0000-0166-119

Branch No. 542





Cost of participation covers the following:


8 days accommodation (in a shared triple-room). Accommodations in a single room will be available on limited basis and for a supplemental fee.


3 meals a day – Breakfast will be served by the accommodation place, Lunch + Supper will be served by the organizers.


All instruction and organized outings.


A registration fee of 50 (non-refundable) in the form of a check or money order, and accompanied by this application form, should be sent to the address below by June 15,2009 .  The registration fee will be credited to the general tuition (balance 950), which must be paid

Till 30/06/2009





A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please provide a financial statement on a separate page, including your and your parents’ (if relevant) income, its sources, and what you are able to provide towards the cost of attending the program. This financial statement must accompany your application in order for a scholarship (or partial scholarship) request to be considered. It is clarified that scholarships are granted according to the organizers criteria and full discretion, and the participants and/or candidates withdraw any claim and/or demand regarding scholarship matters.




We strongly recommend all participants to have a health insurance as well as instrument insurance for the period of the festival. Please bring a copy of your insurance on the day of arrival. The festival management will not be responsible for any instruments or medical expenses that might occur during the festival.



Arrival and Departure


Participants should plan to arrive in Safed on, 18/08/2009 by15:00 noon. The organizers can provide assistance in arranging transportation to and from Ben-Gurion Airport, although the cost is not included in the tuition.




By signing this form participants allow the media to use all materials from any kind with no financial gain on their behalf. It is clarified that Copyright of any record , recording workshop, picture or film belongs to the organizers and /or to a third party which copyright will be assigned to by the organizers.


Changes of Terms


The organizers may change the above mentioned terms and conditions according to their exclusive discretion, before or during the program. Participants and/or Candidates waive any claim and/or demand regarding changes of the above mentioned terms and conditions.




I confirm that all the information above is understood by me. I am aware that local and world media will be recording and broadcasting the seminar and the recording workshop. I allow the media to use all materials with no financial gain on my behalf


I am aware that the organizers may change the above mentioned terms and conditions according to their exclusive discretion, before or during the program and I waive any claim and/or demand regarding changes of the above mentioned terms and conditions.



Applicant’s signature: ___________________________________     Date:____________





Parents or guardians of applicants under the age of 18, please fill in the following:



I, the undersigned,

Name: _______________, Address: _________________________, Relationship to Participant: ________________________, hereby authorize ____________________

to take part in the Clarinet and Klezmer in the Galilee Program. I am aware that participants of different ages may be asked to share rooms. I authorize the organizers to arrange hospital or other medical treatment, should this prove necessary.




Signature: ________________________ Name (print) ___________________________



Address to send the complete application package:

Hanan Bar-sela

34 lochamei Ha Getto st’

Petach Tikva 49651


Contact us:, +972-52-3352797

Fax +972-3-9225732                     


24 - 28 August 2009 -  Tokyo, Japan

Tuesday. August 25th to Sunday. August 30th 2009

The Clarinet & Saxophone
Performance Course

Victoria Soames Samek  •  Roger Heaton  •  Jeffery Wilson


Resident Pianists: Paul Chilvers and Tim Watts
Course Administrator and Student Mentor: Lucy Ralph





MORE DETAILS               BOOKING FORM - available shortly

Tuesday August 25th to Sunday August 30th 2009
The Tippett Centre - Bath Spa University, Bath, Wiltshire.

Set in the beautiful environment of Bath Spa University, with state of the art facilities and performance areas, this five day residential or non-residential course will encompass all areas of performance.


·         From practice and rehearsal techniques through to preparing for recitals.

  • From composition, improvisation and arrangements to Klezmer and
    ethnic influenced music.

·         New music and recent techniques for clarinet and bass clarinet.

·         Mainstream and rare repertoire.

·         Daily lunchtime concerts by the delegates and an evening jam

·         Evening recitals and a culminative concert at the end of the course.

·         Minimum level Grade 6








For full details and booking information contact:

Clarinet enquiries
t: +44 (0) 20 8472 2057
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8503 5809

Saxophone, jazz and composition enquiries
t: + 44  (0) 1245 450192

The Clarinet & Saxophone Performance Course
58 Crescent Road, Upton Manor, London, E13 0LT


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