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.
Clarinet Festival June
at Pomona College, California
"A terrific experience--I
was tremendously pleased, and came home with about a tenfold increase in my
enthusiasm for playing"
"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
"I never dreamed I would have such a good time playing clarinet for a week!"
Steven White, NAU graduate
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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3rd Ludmila Peterková
International Clarinet Summer Course
Domažlice 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
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
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 - 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.
11 July 2009 -
Application due May 2008 - enrollment limited to 18.
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).
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
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.
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
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
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.
Executive Director Rauno Melos
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Fax. +358-2-8451 5442
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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
BERNHARD HENRIK CRUSELL
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
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
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
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.
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
Competition Programme Committee:
Jussi Särkkä, chair. Artistic Director
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
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:
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
will use the accompanist provided by the festival
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.
THE COMPETITION REPERTOIRE:
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
1. One of the following pieces for solo clarinet:
- Carter: Gra (Boosey & Hawkes)
- Denisov: Solo Sonata (Breitkopf & Härtel)
- Hakola: Diamond Street
- Fagerlund: Flow (FIMIC Finnish Music Information Centre)
- Mantovani: Bug (United Music Publishers)
2. The other one of the following pieces for clarinet and
- 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
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
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
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.
Crampon USA is pleased to
announce the Artist Faculty for the 2009 BuffetCramponUSASummer
ClarinetAcademy, to be held once again in
Florida August 3 – 8, 2009.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 866.434.9240.
ClarinetFest® 2009 Porto, Portugal August 10-14, 2009
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
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
www.casadamusica.pt. 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
HF Tuela Porto - 3*
HF Fénix Porto - 4*
HF Ipanema Porto - 4*
HF Ipanema Park - 5*
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 (www.lifecooler.com/portugal/patrimonio/MuseudoVinhodo-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
www.portoturismo.pt where you will find more information about
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
Sunday, 9th of
August - Sunday, 16th of August, 2009
Masterclass 2009 clarinet - bassclarinet - ensembles Sunday, 9th of August - Sunday, 16th of August,
2009 Hotel Glogghuis***, CH-6068 Melchsee-Frutt
accompaniment by a professional pianist
concert on Saturday or Sunday
Final registration: June
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,
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). Website:www.clarinet.ch E-mail: email@example.com
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
Zurich Airport, Basle Euro-Airport,
trains to Lucerne-Sarnen, coach to Stöckalp
Hotel room ***, double: + sFr. 150.- / Euro 100.-
Hotel room ***, single: + sFr. 250.- / Euro 165.-
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
IBAN: CH81 8118 5000 0052 5320 1
Payments in Euro:
B. Röthlisberger, CH-6275 Ballwil, Switzerland
IBAN: CH41 0900 0000 9143 1549 1
SWIFT Code(BIC): POFICHBEXXX
Swiss Post, Postfinance, CH-3030 Bern
The International Masterclasses -
Clarinet and Saxophone (2009)
The University of
Ostrava’s Faculty of Fine Arts presents
the 8th International Masterclasses for
Clarinet and Saxophone
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
See you in Ostrava!
Karel Dohnal and Igor Františák
Individual lesson – 360 Euros
(the price includes all lessons and accommodation)
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.
Sylvie Hue / clarinet
J. Horovitz: Sonatina, Con brio
18 - 25 August -
Safed, Israel - Giora Feidman, Artistic Director
Clarinet and Klezmer in
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.
Artistic Director, Clarinet and Klezmer in the Galilee
First Name: ________________________ Last Name:
Instrument and Interest (Classical, Jazz, and/or Klezmer)
Date of Birth: ______________________ Place of Birth:
Passport/ID Number and Country:
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.
Your application must include:
form completed in full.
€. 50 non-refundable application fee by check or money
order, payable to :
(Multizone), Videocassette or CD of one of your performances, if available.
CV/Resume (if available)
Financial statement (if applicable)
An application which lack the above mentioned documents will not be
General Terms of Participation
Every request for
admission submitted according to the required terms will be examined by the
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
Organizers can extend the
program period untill the August 25th of 2009 .
Every participant will preform
during theseminar, 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
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
Z.H.R – TOURIST ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATION
Account No. IL29-0125-4200-0000-0166-119
Branch No. 542
BENEFICIARY'S BANK NAME:
BANK HAPOALIM BM. TEL-AVIV ISRAEL
SWIFT CODE: POALILIT
BANK HAPOALIM NEW YORK NY SWIFT CODE: POALUS33
Bank transfer from Europe
Z.H.R – TOURIST ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATION
Account No. IL29-0125-4200-0000-0166-119
Branch No. 542
BENEFICIARY'S BANK NAME:
BANK HAPOALIM BM. TEL-AVIV ISRAEL
SWIFT CODE: POALILIT
Cost of participation covers the
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
All instruction and organized
A registration fee of
(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
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
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
participantsallow 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
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.
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)
Tuesday August 25th to Sunday August 30th 2009
The Tippett Centre - Bath Spa University, Bath,
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
ethnic influenced music.
New music and recent techniques for clarinet and bass
Mainstream and rare repertoire.
Daily lunchtime concerts by the delegates and an evening
Evening recitals and a culminative concert at the end of